SALISBURY, NC June 25, 2012– Residents of the City of Salisbury will pay lower recycling rates and see an increase in recyclable items, beginning July 2nd, courtesy of a new contract with Waste Pro. Assistant City Manager, John Sofley said the new contract results in a slightly lower recycling rate than the city is currently paying.
City Spokeswoman, Elaney Hasselmann, said she’s looking forward to watching the participation increase from the current average of 35 percent, as a result of the expanded list of acceptable items. These newly accepted items include juice boxes, coated plastic cartons, wide-mouth containers, and shredded paper.
In addition to the expanded list of acceptable items, residents have received new 96-gallon recycling collection carts from Waste Pro, along with a service schedule magnet. The new easy-to-use carts hold significantly more than the bins residents have used in the past and can be rolled to the curb for pick-up.
Collection will take place on residents’ regular garbage pickup day, on a biweekly basis. The services will be managed by Waste Pro’s facility located at, 185 Manor Avenue in Concord. For further information regarding recycling containers and placement, collection schedules, and a new list of recyclable items, contact Waste Pro at (704) 792-0800.
Waste Pro is one of this country’s fastest growing privately owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in eight southeastern states. Serving more than 1.8 million residential and commercial customers from over 70 operating locations, Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, Florida and maintains more than 140 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.