Released on July 22, 2009 - 3:08pm
Sep 26

Effective immediately, residents of the City of Laurel will be able to include the following additional items in their weekly recycling container: wide-mouth plastic containers such as peanut butter, yogurt, margarine/butter tubs, cottage cheese, sour cream, whipped topping, and mayonnaise; rigid plastics which include plastic milk/soda crates, plastic buckets with metal handles, plastic laundry baskets, plastic lawn furniture, plastic totes, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic flower pots, plastic drinking cups/glasses, plastic 5-gallon water bottles, plastic pallets, plastic toys, and empty plastic garbage/recycling bins. The City will also be able to accept bagged plastic film (for example: grocery bags contained within 1-bag, or stretch film and/or shrink/wrap contained within 1-bag).

During the past year, the City-administered recycling program has eliminated the one-bin per household restriction (each household can have up to two 18-gallon curb-side bins); has introduced a 35-gallon wheeled recycling container for those families that exceed the two curb-side bins; instituted a fluorescent/CFL light bulb recycling program and has provided recycling services to many City businesses.

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