The City of Weatherford Sanitation Department is offering a curbside recycling promotion beginning May 1.
The promotion is being offered in celebration of the city’s new capability to process glass items. Customers will have the opportunity to join the curbside recycling program at a reduced cart fee rate of $10. Customers who take advantage of the promotion will receive a 65-gallon recycling cart that is collected once per week. A monthly service charge of $2.50 applies to the promotion and requires participants to agree to the curbside recycling program for an initial period of 12 months.
Materials accepted under the newly-expanded curbside recycling program include paper, mixed paper, cardboard, plastic 1-7, tin, aluminum and glass. The materials accepted must be household items with no food contamination.
“The ability to accept glass is a result of the city’s decision to switch to a new materials recovery facility,” said Steve Bates, Municipal and Community Services Director. “The curbside recycling program is a major asset to the City of Weatherford and the ability to accept glass will allow customers the opportunity to recycle additional household items that were not accepted in the past. Sustainability is important to the city officials and the decision to switch to a new materials recovery facility is proof of that commitment.”
The curbside recycling program promotion ends on June 30. Residents who are interested in participating in the voluntary recycling program must submit an online application or call customer service at 817-598-4145. The online application can be accessed at www.weatherfordtx.gov/sanitation.