SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING - New Service Begins May 1st
The City of Hood River is transitioning to a 3-roll cart solid waste and reycling system this May. Hood River Garbage customers (within city limits) will see the new roll carts start showing up the week of April 17th – 28th. Even though you will receive your new cart next week, don’t begin using it until May 1st.
A 3-roll cart system separates garbage, recycling, and compost to better process these three distinct waste streams. The switch to the new system was product of a year-long community committee working in partnership with Hood River Garbage. The committee’s recommendation for a 3-roll cart system was adopted by the City Council on October 11th, 2016.
The new 3-roll chart system was chosen because it will:
1. Increase diversion rates. Data shows roll carts deliver increase recycling and landfill diversion rates over customer provided cans.
2. Positively impact the environment. The new service will add yard debris and food waste collection which addresses a potent source of methane and aligns with the City’s climate goals. Composted yard/kitchen waste produces end-products that benefit local farmers & gardeners.
3. Improve public safety. Wheeled roll carts will be easier to move to the curb, reducing the risk of homeowner injuries. New trucks that empty the carts will improve worker safety, decrease workers’ compensation claims.
4. Reduce nuisance. Roll carts with integrated lids are better rodent deterrents and will virtually eliminate the existing problem of windblown cans, lids, and recycling.
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