Keller residents will have new options for recycling and yard waste beginning this fall after the Keller City Council on Tuesday approved a new five-year garbage and recycling contract with Community Waste Disposal. The contract, which takes effect Sept. 1, 2015, will allow residents to upgrade to 65-gallon recycling carts (with wheels and lids) if they choose, and recycle leaves and other yard waste curbside on a weekly basis.
The contract included no changes to garbage service, and no changes to the current schedule.
Receptacles: No changes.
Schedule: Twice-weekly pickups would continue on current schedule.
Receptacles: New 65-gallon carts with wheels and lids for those who want to make the switch as well as continued service for those who prefer the current 18-gallon bins. The first 65-gallon cart would be free to residents; additional carts available for purchase.
Schedule: Weekly pickups would continue on current schedule. To request a 65-gallon cart, please contact CWD at 817-795-9300.
Rather than the citywide leaf recycling held three times a year, residents will have the option to recycle up to 20 bags of yard waste weekly by placing materials curbside in biodegradable kraft paper bags (or bundled appropriately, no more than 4 feet in length and no heavier than 50 pounds) on their first regularly-scheduled trash day each week. Materials would be transported to a Living Earth facility in Dallas.
Those who do not wish to participate in the curbside yard waste recycling program may still dispose of yard materials in traditional garbage bags as part of trash pickup (to be taken to the landfill). The city will also continue its in-town yard waste recycling program with twice-monthly drop-off opportunities at the Ottinger collection site.
Minimal increase of $0.70 a month for residents. Therefore, regular residential garbage and recycling rates will increase from $11.21/month to $11.91/month.