Columbus Kicks Off Recycling Program On West Side


More than 227,000 households will receive free recycling services thanks to Columbus’ new RecyColumbus program, 10TV’s Ashleigh Barry reported Monday.

Thousands of city residents on the west side will begin receiving the recycling carts as soon as April 16 and begin receiving the service in early June.

Those living on the south and east sides will receive their carts before the summer, when the recycling program kicks off.

Columbus resident Tony Clark said that he was excited that Columbus was offering recycling.

“I’m really really impressed with the fact that they’re doing this,” Clark said.

Clark said that he hoped the new program would inspire more people to recycle.

“When you make it easier to recycle, it’s the smart thing to do,” Clark said.

Residents living in single-family homes or in buildings with four units or fewer that are not part of apartment or condo complexes will receive the service for free, Barry reported.

Resident Judy Osborn said that she was happy with the quality of Columbus’ program.

“I like that they’re not restrictive, because I have lived other places where they’re very restrictive, and it didn’t seem to really be worth all that in the end,” Osborn said.

Rumpke’s newly expanded recycling facility in northeast Columbus can house and sort twice as many materials, and a silo there is capable of storing 80 tons of glass, Barry reported.

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