Feb 17, 2015
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Curbside collection of recycling and composting bins in West County will go from bi-weekly to weekly starting March 2 at no additional cost to ratepayers.

The City of Richmond Environmental and Health Initiatives secured the enhanced service following negotiations last year with Republic Services.

Green and blue carts will now be picked up weekly, which will save money for ratepayers who choose to downsize their trash bin size. Downsizing from a 35-gallon container to a 20-gallon version would save ratepayers about six dollars monthly, or $72 annually.

Customers are encouraged to call Republic at (510) 262-7100 to make service change requests.

All bins — black, green and blue — will be picked up at the same scheduled collections time every week.



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.