Public information meetings set for new recycling program in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 April 2019 at 12:34 pm

Orleans County has scheduled three public meetings next month to discuss the county’s switch to a new residential recycling program.

Beginning in June, county residents will start to receive a 95-gallon wheeled cart for recycling which will replace the smaller 18-gallon bin residents currently use.

The recycling will be picked up every two weeks, instead of weekly, by Modern Disposal Services, Inc.

“The move to a cart-based recycling program is designed to increase participation, add convenience to participants, better containment of material between collection and improve the efficiencies of collection,” the county states on its website.

The public information meetings about the new program have been scheduled for the following locations:

• Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Town of Murray building, 3840 Fancher Rd, Holley

• Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town of Shelby building, 4062 Salt Works Rd., Medina

• Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds, 12690 Route 31, Knowlesville

The change to every other week recycling will start July 1. The change with recycling does not impact trash collection which will remain weekly.

“Your day of collection will not change and for example, if your day is Monday it will remain Monday,” the county states on the website. “The difference will be that a portion of Mondays recycling customers will be collected on an ‘A’ week and the balance of the Monday customer will be collected the following week or on the ‘B’ week. This alternating cycle continues week after week, month after month.”

Residents will receive a newsletter in April with maps indicating the week recycling will be collected in different areas of the county.

“This is an exciting change for Orleans County and we ask for everyone’s cooperation and patience’s during the transitions,” the county stated. “Modern will be taking your calls and happy to answer any questions you have. Moderns Customer Service Department can be reached locally by calling 800-330-7107.”

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