Monday, March 12, 2012


Saginaw recycle program bsin demand exceeds initial expectations at a distribution event Satruday

Published: Monday, March 12, 2012, 11:30 AM Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 1:51 PM

Recycling bins distrubution event kicks off curbside recycling in Saginaw
EnlargeSaginaw residents line up to pick up recycling bins at a distribution event at 1435 S. Washington in Saginaw. Curbside recycling will begin on the week of April 2, with pickups occurring every other week.Recycling bins distrubution event kicks off curbside recycling in Saginaw gallery (6 photos)
SAGINAW — The Saginaw recycle bin distribution event Saturday surpassed Public Services Director Phillip Karwat's expectations.

A line 20-people deep extended from the stacks orange of bins as soon as the event began at 10 a.m., Karwat said.

He said employees are still trying to confirm the final number issued, but Karwat has heard estimates that as many as 785 bins were issued Saturday between 10 a.m. and2 p.m. to residents wishing to participate in the recycling program.
Of those, about 165 bins were sold to residents at a price of $8.
They receive the first bin free and must pay for additional bins.
"It's pretty exciting," said Karwat. "I was thinking 4-500 bins" would be distributed
The city purchased about 6,700 bins initially at a cost of $40,000, about $5.97 per bin.
The recycling program will be bi-weekly and full information about the service that begins April 2 is available through this link.
The next distribution even for recycling bins is Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to the distribution events, bins are available in the Treasurer's Office at City Hall, room 105, 1315 S. Washington. See a chart with distribution dates and times below:
RecyclePickup.jpgView full sizeRecycle bin distribution dates and times

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