WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The City of Wilmington is considering expanding its use of recycling for residents.
The Public Works Department has proposed buying 20,000 roll-out carts that would be used only for recycling. These roll out carts would replace the small red bins that are currently in use and would be the same size as normal trashcans.
The City would change recycling pickup from once a week to once every two weeks to save money. The Public Works Department estimates that it will see a $50,000 a year increase in its budget for the first five years while it pays off the cost of the carts. Starting in the sixth year, the Department could save as much as $190,000 a year.
These changes to recycling could increase recycling in the city by as much as 20 percent. Raleigh and Fayetteville have recently made similar changes to their recycling programs.
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