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New Pilot Recycling Program Coming Yakima Neighborhoods

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If you took the 2013 Yakima Citizen Survey and said you wanted more recycling options, well you might be in luck. If you took the 2013 Yakima Citizen Survey and said you wanted more recycling options, well you might be in luck.

YAKIMA, WA - If you took the 2013 Yakima Citizen Survey and said you wanted more recycling options, well you might be in luck.

Results from the survey show that 80-percent of people who took the survey want to recycle options in Yakima.

Now the city is starting a pilot recycling program to see if curbside recycling can be beneficial to the city.

It will run from May 6th through August 29th and will be done in neighborhoods east and north of Kissel Park.  

Homes in the pilot project area will get free, curbside recycling during the test period.

About 600 homes will participate and will get a 32-gallon garbage bin, a 96-gallon yard waste bin, and a 96-gallon recycling bin.

Those bins will be delivered to homes beginning April 21st.

There will also be a community cleanup and recycling information day at Kissel Park on April 26th to help people learn more about the program

Once the pilot project is over, people who participated will be surveyed to find out how it worked.

The responses will be presented to the city council in the fall to see if curbside recycling will continue throughout the city.

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