Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Recycling Partnership is pleased to announce its latest city partner, and the first in the Lone Star State: Garland, TX. Here are the key details:

In late January, the City rolled out carts to 9,900 households, completing the city’s five-year push to replace the city’s 18-gallon recycling bins with more convenient 96-gallon carts for all of Garland’s 240,000+ residents.

As a result of this programmatic upgrade, the city anticipates an increase of 2,000 tons per year.

This equates to 4,381 metric tons of greenhouse gas avoidance.

The Recycling Partnership is supporting the roll-out with grant dollars, technical assistance, and educational resources.

Garland is the 15th community the Partnership has teamed up with to put recycling carts on the ground, bringing the total number of carts the organization has put on the ground to over 412,000.

“We are pleased to support the City of Garland as they finalize a multi-year effort to provide residents with carts, proven as the most effective vehicle for curbside recycling,” said Justin Gast, Technical Assistance Specialist for The Recycling Partnership. “We look forward to creating more change across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and State of Texas in the coming years.”

“I would like to thank The Recycling Partnership for their time, resources, and financial assistance as we mark a major milestone in the City of Garland,” said Tiana Lightfoot Svendsen, Garland’s Environmental Outreach Coordinator. “I encourage residents to utilize their new blue cart and take this opportunity to refresh their knowledge on what goes in it. Acceptable recyclable materials are listed on the Garland Environmental Waste Service’s website and on the lid of the recycling cart. Together, we can make a more sustainable, healthier community.”