Starting July 1, Town of Middletown residents will begin receiving new trash cans and new containers for yard waste/organics.
Starting July 1, Town of Middletown residents will begin receiving new trash cans and new containers for yard waste/organics, according to a press release from the town.
This means residents will now have three containers, one each to be used for trash, recycling, and yard waste/organics.
The collection days will not change. Trash will still be collected on Tuesdays, while recycling and yard waste/organics will be collected on Fridays.
The specific cans must be used, or the items will not be collected. The trash trucks are designed to pick up and dump the cans. The driver is not supposed to exit the trash truck. This means there can be no bags or small trash cans left on the curb on trash day, and no small bags or cans on recycling days. Residents will have to use the three town waste containers only.
The trash cans will be blue. The yard waste/organics cans will be yellow with a green lid. The current recycling cans will remain the same.
Also, grass clippings, weeds, and branches may no longer be placed on the street. These will now have to be put in the yard waste/organics container. Other organic items include fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, eggshells, rice, beans, cheese, bones, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, plants, and flowers.