Keller’s City Council approved a new contract for the city’s garbage and recycling collection at a recent meeting.
The five-year contract with Community Waste Disposal, which starts Sept. 1, includes a larger recycling cart, curbside yard waste pick-up and is slightly more expensive, according to the city.
The contract is an increase of 70 cents a month for customers, from $11.21 to $11.91.
The current 18-gallon bins can be switched out for new 65-gallon carts with wheels and lids.
The resident’s first cart would be free, but more can be purchased, according to the city. More information will be released during the summer about how to get the new carts. No change is being made to the weekly recycling pickups.
The contract also adds the option for residents to recycle up to 20 paper bags, or bundles of no more than 4 feet long and 50 pounds. of yard materials to be picked up on the first scheduled trash day each week. That waste will be taken to a Living Earth facility in Dallas, according to the city.
Yard waste can still be disposed in traditional garbage bags and the city will continue its twice-a-month yard waste recycling drop-off program. No changes will be made to the trash receptacles or schedule.