PHOENIX — The City of Phoenix has launched the Green Organics Program in an effort to get residents to recycle green organic waste.
The program accepts yard trimmings, tree clippings and even horse manure.
Jeff Whitlock, an environmental specialist for the City of Phoenix Public Works Department, said people can sign up to receive a tan-colored bin to put the organic waste into if they agree to pay $8 a month.
“We pick it up, we haul it to the landfill, we mulch it and we put it back out to the public,” he said. “It’s cheaper for us…and we recycle and reuse.”
It’s as easy as taking the clippings, throwing it in the bin without bags and putting it out to the street the regular day of collection.
The goal of the program is to save landfill space. As a pilot program, the city hopes to enroll 5,000 customers in targeted areas of the city, according to a press release.
To sign up for the Green Organics Program or to get additional information, call 602-262-7251.
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