Curbside recycling comes to St. Pete - finally!

This recycling program will be promoted by the city through flyers, TV ads and notices in utility bills.

The contract with Waste Services will take about two weeks to be signed, but those who are interested can call the company's Clearwater office at (727) 572-6800.

"We should generate savings in tipping fees, and they should be passed on to those who do curbside," said Council Member Karl Nurse. "Thanks for getting started even if the county has drug its heels on this."

Information via The St. Petersburg Times.

Residents of St. Petersburg who are tired of making trips to the recycling centers, rejoice: the St. Petersburg City Council has unanimously approved curbside recycling.

Today, city officials met and accepted the bid for a voluntary curbside recycling program by Waste Services of Florida. The service, which will begin in October, will cost residents $2.75 a month for weekly pickups, accepting cardboard, newspaper, aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles. Waste Services is including 18-gallon containers with the service and not requiring that recyclables be separated, as separating will be done by the driver who picks them up.

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