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Changes to trash, recycling topic of city workshop

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad will hold a trash and recycling workshop for residents at 6 p.m Aug. 2 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. The workshop is being conducted to gather residents’ input about improving the city’s solid waste management and recycling programs.
This input is being sought to assist the city with its solid waste master planning process currently underway and will help guide the development of future solid waste management programs and services.
The city is considering options for upgraded services that offer additional convenience to residents while supporting ongoing compliance with state laws. Some options that will be discussed during the workshop include:
— Providing wheeled carts to residents for the collection of garbage, recyclables and yard waste
— Providing 30-, 60- and 90-gallon garbage cart options with monthly rates based on the size of the container
— Converting from a two-sort residential curbside recycling program to a single recycling container
— Adding food waste and other organic materials into the yard waste program
— Modifying the bulky item collection program, which provides collection on four designated Saturdays annually, to an on-call program in which residents can call and schedule a pick up at any time during the year
In addition, the city is interested in hearing about other solid waste programs or services residents would like the city to consider.
At the workshop, city staff will be available to discuss and answer questions about the different recycling and waste options.
For more information, contact the city of Carlsbad Senior Management Analyst Christine Ruess at (760) 438-2772, ext. 7110.