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New garbage and recycling services start Monday

March 29th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Magnolia residents will see changes to home garbage and recycling services, including a new pick up day and increased charges, starting Monday (3/30).  Information was mailed last week and the city called most homes to let them know about their new pick up day.  If you need more information click here or call (206) 684-3000.

Households will see an increase in monthly costs for garbage pick up.  for example, a house with a 32-gallon can will now pay $22.30 per month for garbage service compared to $17.65 last year

The new recycling changes include:  
• Weekly food and yard waste collection for all single-family households.
• All food scraps can go in your food and yard waste cart, including meat, fish and dairy.
• More food and yard waste cart sizes.
• More paper, plastic and metal items can be recycled, including cups, deli trays, aluminum foil, and plastic plant pots.
• Glass bottles and jars go in your recycling cart – no more separating.
• Electronics, used motor oil, and bulky items can be collected through special services.

The goal is to divert 60 percent of all generated waste in the city to recycling or composting by 2012.

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  • mike

    60% – thats it?

    when i worked in germany, our business had a trash can that was roughly 3’x2’x1′ deep for 2 weeks worth of non-recyclable garbage. the rest had to be packed into recycling containers or food waste. my apartment trash was only slightly larger.

    it worked out to about 88% going to anything other than waste – mostly diapers from the bosses daughter.

    if we were to shoot for that, we’d probably actually hit 60%.

    whenever nickels and this city decide to actually be green instead of paying lip service, it will be too little ,too late.

  • GARBAGE boy

    hey Mike, if you want to shoot for 80%, more power to you.
    pretty easy to compare Germany (or many other countries for that matter) to the U.S.
    60% is actually pretty good here. go to the deep south, it’s probably about 6%.

    wasn’t it your job to wring out the bosses’ daughter’s diapers anyway?

  • DB

    Anybody notice that all the sanitation trucks today (all 3) seemed to be brand new? Or at least spotlessly (and I mean white glove spotlessly) clean and in their new bright green paint job.

  • CO

    I saw the new “clean” trucks too, but I think the clean look comes from all this darn rain!! Somebody bring on the sun and dirty garbage trucks pronto!!

  • andrea

    I saw a new one with an advertisement for tofu dogs on the side. Not quite sure how that works. Doesn’t make me want to eat one of them. But I’ll be happy to through them in my clean green!

  • newsie

    I would like to point out that it took millions of dollars of investment to get more effective sorting technology to allow more recycling to be collected.
    In Germany, with higher taxes, the government will spend more to make it recycling more effective, but because they also have more expensive disposal options.
    And it’s not Nickels that is pushing this agenda. It Councilmember Conlin.

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