Thursday, January 10, 2013
Want to know when your recycling will be picked up? Here's a complete schedule throughout the year.
Effective Dec. 1, 2012, North Kingstown has switched over to a new curbside recycling program. NK residents have kicked their 14-gallon green and blue bins to the curb and are now using a 96-gallon bin that will be picked up every other week. All recyclables are now put into one bin rather than split between two. The new program, in line with the state's new recycling program, also allows residents to be able to recycle a wider variety of items. Click here for more information on the program and what can and cannot be recycled. Click the picture above to view the 2013 recycling pickup schedule.
Friday, December 28, 2012
We answer one reader's query about the number of workers on recycling pickup trucks.
The new curbside recycling program has now been in effect in North Kingstown for nearly one month. The new program shifts residents from the green and blue, two-bin system to a single, 96-gallon bin picked up every other week began Dec. 1. These new bins are supposed to be picked up by an automatic system, instead of being manually picked up. To help further cut costs, only one person is needed to operate the truck. But, one reader noticed that when the new contractors arrived to pick up his recycling, there were two workers on the truck instead of one. Was there a change in contract? What is this costing North Kingstown's taxpayers? According to Public Works Director Phil Bergeron, one of the two trucks servicing North Kingstown was …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
North Kingstown residents are receiving their new recycling bins this month.
Did you get your bin yet? North Kingstown residents have started to receive their new 96-gallon recycling bins as the town switches to a one-bin system. Before you kick your old 14-gallon green and blue bins to the curb and wheel out your brand new receptacle, well...don't do that just yet. The new recycling program doesn't start until Saturday, Dec. 1. Starting next week, all recyclables (from paper to cardboard to cans to bottles) will now all go in one bin that will be picked up every other week. The new 96-gallon bins cost $75 whereas their predecessors, the 14-gallon totes, cost $6. Though the town is covering the cost of purchasing one cart for each participating household, residents can purchase additional carts for $75. Pick-up…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Residents will begin using a 96-gallon recycling bin instead of two 14-gallon bins starting this fall.
Leaves aren't the only thing changing this autumn in North Kingstown. The town will begin to roll out new recycling services to align with the state’s one-bin recycling program. Residents will be parting with their 14-gallon blue and green bins and saying hello to one 96-gallon bin. All recyclables (from paper to cardboard to cans to bottles) will now all go in one bin that will be picked up every other week. The new 96-gallon bins cost $75 whereas their predecessors, the 14-gallon totes, cost $6. Though the town is covering the cost of purchasing one cart for each participating household, residents can purchase additional carts for $75. Though more than 8,500 of these larger bins are being ordered through the town’s new curbside recycling…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Starting July 1, North Kingstown is switching its contractor for curbside recycling.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In just a few months, it will be one bin to rule them all in North Kingstown as the town moves from a two-bin (green and blue) system to a single bin program. Starting July 1, the town's new curbside recycling contractor, Waste Hauler LLC, will take the reins and begin the transition. To help make the transition as painless as possible, all eligible households under the program have been set up in the company customer service management system. Residents can now call Waste Haulers customer service department at 401-943-6503 with questions about their recycling pickup or issues with service. (Or visit their website at www.wastehaulers.net. Though the new service goes into effect in just a matter of days, it will take a few months for the …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
North Kingstown is switching its curbside recycling service.
Say sayonara to your green and blue recycling bins: North Kingstown is switching its curbside recycling services. The new service will convert from a weekly pickup to biweekly and will also eliminate the separate blue and green bins. Instead, North Kingstowners will have one, 96-gallon bin to throw in all their recycling needs. The North Kingstown Town Council awarded the services bid to Waste Haulers over current providers, Coastal Recycling, opting for an automated service over Coastal’s manual service. North Kingstown pays about $400,000 annually for its current curbside service from Coastal. In the town’s request for bids, Coastal’s bid for its current services jumped to $499,000 – just $3,000 less than Waste Haulers bid which offered …