New Sanipac Recycling Carts in Service Next Week

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Byline: Scott Maben The Register-Guard

Sanipac will begin collecting recyclable materials in its new blue roll carts starting Monday.

Half of the company's customers can roll the big blue carts to the curb next week. The rest must wait a week longer to begin the new biweekly service.

Delivery of 43,000 of the 90-gallon carts should conclude this week. The company that makes the carts began dropping them off at the homes of Sanipac customers on Oct. 20.

Starting Monday, Sanipac customers south of 18th Avenue in Eugene and east of 28th Street and Marcola Road in Springfield should put their roll carts out the same day they put their garbage out.

All other customers will begin their rotation during the week of Jan. 5.

In Eugene, Sanipac will alternate each week between recycling and yard waste collections. Springfield has no yard waste collection, but recycling there still will be every other week. Pickup schedules were attached to the carts upon delivery.

The cart's size hasn't pleased everyone, Sanipac General Manager John Hire admitted. …