Residential curbside recycling whidbey island
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 21

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING Whidbey Island PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 56 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING Whidbey Island. December 2012. Why Curbside Recycling?. Recover more recyclable materials Make Recycling Convenient . Reaching the 50% Goal. WA State Recycle Rate 51% United States34% Island County 32% .

Download Presentation

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING Whidbey Island

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Residential curbside recycling whidbey island

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING Whidbey Island

December 2012


Why curbside recycling

Why Curbside Recycling?

  • Recover more recyclable materials

  • Make Recycling Convenient


Reaching the 50 goal

Reaching the 50% Goal

  • WA State Recycle Rate 51%

  • United States34%

  • Island County 32%


Recycling is a solid waste management priority

Recycling is a Solid Waste Management Priority

  • State regulation priorities: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Dispose

  • The County Solid Waste Plan prescribes curbside recycling


Desired service

Desired Service

  • Survey respondents

    • The most frequent comment was to “Start” or was supportive of curbside recycling.

  • Town of Coupeville

    • Contracted service to roll out in coming weeks


Desired service 2

Desired Service, 2

  • Comments to the WUTC

    • 31 of 41 comments were complaints that no curbside recycling is available

    • WUTC recommended implementation of recycling service


The proposal

The Proposal

  • Creates County Code that adds Every-Other-Week curbside recycling to residential trash collection subscriptions.

  • Adds the cost of recycle service to residential trash subscriptions.


The proposal 2

The Proposal, 2

  • Mixed recyclables

  • 95 gallon wheeled cart provided

  • 65 gallon wheeled cart available


The recycle list

The Recycle List

  • Newspaper/Magazines

  • Catalogs/Mail

  • Cardboard


The recycle list 2

The Recycle List, 2

  • Tin & Aluminum Cans

  • Plastic Bottles, Tubs, Buckets & Planting Pots


No glass

No Glass?

  • Glass Shards

    • Damage Paper & Plastic Machinery

    • Reduces Marketability

    • Dirty loads now refused

  • SEPARATE glass handling is recommended (Dept. of Ecology)


Glass 2

Glass, 2

  • Glass will continue to be collected at County Recycle Parks

  • County will continue to seek convenient options for glass collection


Wutc oversight

WUTC Oversight

  • Requests Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) oversight.

  • Reviews proposed rates, adjusts

  • Audits rebate of 100% of market value to customers


Who is affected

Who is affected?

  • Single family subscribers of trash service in unincorporated Whidbey Island

  • Does NOT affect those who:

    • Self-haul trash

    • Already have recycle service


Added cost

Added Cost

  • WUTC reviews tariff proposal

  • WUTC Approves or Adjusts

  • Expected to be $11.00 / mo.


Individual options unincorporated whidbey

Individual Options Unincorporated Whidbey

  • Noted: Less restrictive than in Cities

    • City ordinances required all to have trash and recycle service

  • Keep Curbside Trash & Recycle Service


Options 2

Options, 2

  • Adjust subscription service level

  • Recycle-Only subscription available


Options 3

Options, 3

  • Self-haul trash & recycling

    • Will continue to be least expensive option

    • Proposal is not to preclude access to self-haul facilities


Adjusting service level

Adjusting Service Level

  • Trash service subscribers, non- or partially recycling, can downsize service when moving half of its volume to the recycle cart.

  • EXAMPLE:

    FROM 2 cans/wk $25.12/month

    TO 1 cans/wk at $17.35/month

    $ 7.77 Saved

    Recycle Service (est.)- 11.00

    $ 3.26 Increase


Residential curbside recycling whidbey island

End


  • Login