CONCORD – Following the first month of collecting recyclables every-other-week in 96-gallon roll-out carts, the City of Concord reports a significant increase in recycling tonnage. Sonoco Recycling, the company that processes Concord’s recyclable materials, received 414.2 tons of residential mixed recyclables in July from the City’s service provider, Waste Pro.
Recycling increased from 283.1 tons or by 46 percent over the July 2010 figure, and from 255.8 tons or by 62 percent over the June 2011 figure. The City attributed July’s increase to the convenience of the new roll-out carts and the new items they accommodate.
“When the City Council approved the service improvements, they felt citizens would like the convenience of a roll-out cart and appreciate the opportunity to recycle so many additional items,” said Concord Mayor Scott Padgett. “Concord citizens have quickly learned the new system and our staff has worked hard to minimize the adjustment.”