At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Edwardsville City Council approved a contract agreement with Deffenbaugh Industries for solid waste residential disposal services.
Included in this agreement is the provision of a curbside recycling service to residential customers, according to Edwardsville city officials.
New carts will also be delivered as part of this agreement, which positions the city to take another step toward community sustainability, landfill diversion, and environmental stewardship, Edwardsville officials said. Except for a pilot program, it is the first time Edwardsville is offering curbside recycling.
Throughout the week of March 21-25, residential customers will receive new 96-gallon carts to replace their existing carts in addition to a 65-gallon cart for recyclable materials. Plastic bottles, food-beverage cans, paper, cardboard, and food-beverage cartons are acceptable recycling materials. Plastic bags, film, foam containers, and needles will not be permitted.
Beginning in the April billing cycle, charges for solid waste collection services will be $14.95 per month for each residential unit. Edwardsville residents are charged on a quarterly basis for solid waste services. This service will not include addresses located in the mobile home community, as that group has existing solid waste service terms still in effect.
Deffenbaugh staff recommends that residents repurpose any personal carts or tubs they have been using for trash. Residents may label their old carts “Recycling” and place them out with their new recycling cart if they have additional recyclables. Recycling service is unlimited, so no extra charges would apply. Residents can also choose to dispose of old containers and can do so by labeling them “Throw away” and placing them out with their trash.
Any additional questions or concerns regarding the new service can be directed to Deffenbaugh at the number 913-631-3300 or the Edwardsville city clerk at 913-441-3707.
– Information from city of Edwardsville