Craven County rolling out new recycling program

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - It's soon to be out with the old and in with the new when it comes to recycling for one county here in the east.

Craven County officials are rolling out a new curbside recycling program. In the next four or five years, residents in Craven County will get new 95 gallon lime green and black rolling recycling carts. The county won't actually start using these carts for pick up until October 7th, so keep using what you have until then.

After the 7th, any other container used will not be picked up. It's important to mention that the new curbside recycling program with Waste Industries and Green for Life will affect all of Craven County and municipalities except for Bridgeton.

Residents who do not want to take part in this program can contact the recycling company to get their roll-cart picked up, but the annual $60 fee will still apply.

If you're wondering what to do with the bin you already have, county officials say they can still be beneficial to use as recycling at small events or just to keep filling it to put in the bigger cart.

These carts will also have an educational portion to it. Each will have a stamp on the lid to explain what is recyclable and what is not. First off, that helps better inform the citizen and second, it is less that has to be sorted later on.

Craven County officials are also working with Waste Industries and Green for Life on an interactive website to help people learn about their pick up schedule. The pick up day of the week will also be stamped on the top of the cart. It is important to note that the lid must be able to completely close in order for pick up.

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