RICHLAND, Wash. - The City of Richland is getting ready to start their curbside yard debris pick-up. The program started last May and went through the end of November.
Yard Waste Managers say they've seen quite a bit of interest and about a hundred people even requested a second can. They say the curbside recycling pick up has been just as successful. In fact, over 3,000 people are already using the new bins. "When we started our curbside program we thought we would see a reduction in our drop boxes in tonnage because it's the same customers. The funny thing is, is we looked at the tonnage in October and we actually increased our tonnage in our drop box program even with the curbside program," said Kip Eagles, Waste Manager.
Eagles says the yard waste and recycling cans add up to about 1/3 of all the garbage collected in the city. The city also wants to provide a recycling service to commercial businesses, their next step is to meet with the utility advisory committee to discuss some of their ideas.