Tuesday, June 30, 2015
St.Petersburg Kicks Off New Recycling Program
Universal curbside recycling debuted on Monday, June 29, 2015. The program began in the Old Southeast neighborhood of St.Petersburg. Mayor Rick Kriseman watched as the first load of recyclables dropped from the bin into the truck. "I know that our residents will do the right thing for our city and for the environment," he said. The city joined local cities of Gulfport, Pinellas Park and Tampa which already had universal curbside service. city workers have delivered thousands of 95-gallon bins to residents. Plastics, glass, cans and other recyclable items will be picked up once every two weeks. Added to their monthly utility bill will be a $2.95 monthly fee. This will pay for trucks, containers, maintenance, fuel and processing. Seven trucks have been purchased to implement the city's new recycling program.