RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES
Did You Know?
In October 2012 the City of Monroe converted from small recycling bins to BLACK 95 gallon roll out carts. Why did we choose black, instead of blue or green? The black recycling carts are made from 50% recycled materials.
Your recycling efforts are making a difference! From October 2012 through February 2013 our residents have saved:
156,560 gallons of oil
1,236 cubic yards of landfill space
2,884,000 gallons of water
1,751,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air
The City of Monroe provides recycling collection as part of your garbage collection, at no additional charge. Recycling is collected every other week on the same day as garbage collection.
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City Recycling Incentive Program
Each month ten (10) residents are randomly selected to participate in this program. City staff notifies these residents that the contents of their recycle bin will be monitored weekly for one month. Points are given for the number of commodities being recycled, the cleanliness of the material and the ratio between the garbage cart and recycle bin. The resident with the most points is rewarded $50.00. The first place winner, who has the highest points during the year, will be awarded $500.00.
Resources and Hot Topics:
NC Waste Trader
Organics Recycling and Composting