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December 17, 2013

New Castle to begin new recycling program

NEW CASTLE — The city of New Castle will begin a new recycling program in January.

The number of collections will increase from one to two a month and the city will begin accepting more items.

City residents can expect to receive brochures in the mail this week explaining the program.

Items that the city will accept include cardboard, magazines, newspaper (including inserts), mixed office paper, junk mail, metal cans, clear, green and brown glass jars and bottles, and number 1 through number 7 plastic bottles and containers.

All acceptable materials can be mixed together in the recycling bins.

Residents need to make sure that cans and containers are empty before placing them in the recycling bins. Trash items should not be placed in the recycling bins. The bins must be placed at the curb.

The recycling schedule follows:

•Residents who have their garbage collected on Mondays will have their recyclables picked up the first and third Fridays of the month.

•Residents who have their garbage collected on Tuesdays will have their recyclables picked up the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

•Residents who have their garbage collected on Wednesdays will have their recyclables picked up the first and third Fridays of the month.

•Residents who have their garbage collected on Thursdays will have their recyclables picked up the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

The city will be mailing brochures to all residents within the next several days explaining the program and the schedule.

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