City helping residents recycle their old recycle bins

Thursday, March 20, 2008)  The City of West Palm Beach is asking residents who may have two sets of recycling bins to make sure their old bins get recycled instead of winding up as part of the garbage.

The City will hold a drive to pickup old recycling bins on both Wednesday, March 26, 2008 and Wednesday, April 2, 2008.  City of West Palm Beach residents who have two sets of bins should leave their old bins upside-down at the curb on either of those two dates.  City crews will remove the old, upside-down bins free of charge.

The old bins will be melted down and used to make plastic pallets for storing goods and materials.  This recycling of the old bins will make sure they are reused in a sensible and environmentally-friendly way instead of possibly winding up in local landfills.

The recycling bin collection program applies to City of West Palm Beach residents only.

Residents who do not currently participate in recycling and wish to do so can get recycling bins by contacting the Solid Waste Authority at www.swa.org or at (866) NEW-BINS.