By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More recycling bins roll to the curbs of Pittsburgh.
CONTINUE READING: City of Pittsburgh Begins Distribution of 32 Gallon Blue Recycle Bins
Phase 2 of the Pittsburgh Public Works Department’s effort to distribute blue bins around the city begins in May.
The focus of this phase is on neighborhoods east of downtown – East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, and Lower Polish Hill.
According to the city, residents of the southern, western and northern districts will receive their trash cans in 2022.
In a press release, Mayor William Peduto said, “The City of Pittsburgh is now offering residents a method that makes it easy for people to develop the single-stream recycling habit, which allows residents to combine all of the recyclable materials in one container . Blue trash cans offer many advantages, such as: B. Cost savings for residents and the city, provision of high-quality recyclable materials for the circular economy and reduction of contamination. “
Around 5,500 of the paper bins have already been given out.
The city hopes to be able to distribute 100,000 trash cans by the end of 2022.
More information about the program can be found at this link.