On Tuesday May 2, Eureka Recycling will be dropping off recycling carts in Central Park Lexington and Victoria. The City is working with Eureka Recycling on a Pilot Program to service carts on a pathway in a City park, in an effort to increase recycling. During the rollout of the new carts, you may see Eureka Recycling staff dropping off carts in new locations, and also replacing some of the old style containers. The new single sort carts will be clearly labeled on the top with the materials that can be placed in them, which includes cardboard, paper, glass and plastics bottles, aluminum cans, etc. The Pilot Program will allow staff to collect data on recyclable materials collected, contamination issues, wear and tear on the trails, and the park user experience.
Eureka Recycling will be servicing the carts every Monday morning starting at 7 am, with the first collection starting on Monday, May 8. The servicing should take 1-2 hours depending on weather and the amount of recyclables in the carts. If you see the truck, it is standard procedure for the driver to stop and allow pedestrians to pass before continuing on the route.