The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, says it has helped its latest city partner and its first in Texas—the city of Garland—to distribute recycling carts.
In late January, the city rolled out carts to 9,900 households, completing the city’s five-year push to replace its 18-gallon recycling bins with more convenient 96-gallon carts for Garland’s 240,000-plus residents, the organization says. As a result of this programmatic upgrade, the city anticipates the volume of recyclables collected to increase by 2,000 tons per year, which The Recycling Partnership says equates to 4,381 metric tons of greenhouse gas avoidance.
The Recycling Partnership supported the roll-out with grant dollars, technical assistance and educational resources.
Garland is the 15th community The Recycling Partnership has teamed up with to put recycling carts on the ground, bringing the total number of carts the organization has helped to distribute to 412,000.
“We are pleased to support the city of Garland as they finalize a multiyear effort to provide residents with carts, proven as the most effective vehicle for curbside recycling,” says 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,” says 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.”