TUCKER, Ga. (January 31, 2018) – With a major change coming to how residents curb their recycling, the City of Tucker is partnering with DeKalb County’s Sanitation Department to host an event where people can trade in their old recycle bins.
The “Recycling Roll Cart Exchange Program” comes to Tucker Recreation Center on Saturday March 24 from 12-3 p.m. Residents will be able to trade in their 18-gallon bin for a new 35- or 65-gallon roll cart. The effort comes as DeKalb Sanitation is ending their collection of 40-gallon bags and 18-gallon bins, instead moving to these new, bigger roll carts. That change takes effect on December 28.
“This is a significant change to how our residents have put out their recycling for years,” explains Tucker’s City-Community Connector Sonja Szubski. “Our partners at DeKalb Sanitation understand that and were happy to help us schedule this event to ensure that Tucker’s residents can easily trade in their bins and see no interruption in their recycling pickup.”
Customers looking to trade their bins for a 35-gallon roll cart will be able to do so at no cost. Upgrading to a 65-gallon roll cart will require a prepaid fee to the County of $15. Only 500 roll carts will be available at the March 24 event, but sanitation officials will be onsite to help residents fill out a form to have carts delivered to their homes, should the supply run out.
For more details on the changes to residential recycling, visit the DeKalb Sanitation website at https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/sanitation/about-sanitation.