Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mass. town: No recycling means no trash pickup either

Wilmington, Mass. begins mandatory recycling on July 1.

Anyone who doesn’t participate in the recycling effort won’t have their garbage picked up, according to The Boston Globe.

Wilmington has a 35% recycling rate, but when yard waste isn’t included, that number falls to 15%.

The town pays $630,000 per year for solid waste collection, the paper reported.

"I think there are a lot of people that are recycling and that are being very responsible about the disposal of their trash. We just want to do things a little better," Wilmington Town Manager Michael A. Caira told the paper. "This is giving notice to those folks who have not caught up with the times that it’s time to start recycling."

Contact Waste & Recycling News reporter Vince Bond at or 313-446-1653.

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