New trash bins must be used curbside
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Changes to Everett’s trash and recycling program are taking effect. Under the new rules, residents and businesses are required to use new 64-gallon, city-owned bins for all their curbside trash. The bins take the place of any barrels or bins residents or businesses may have used until now. The city’s trash hauler, Capital Waste Services, began delivering the bins during the week of Sept. 17 and is expected to complete the deliveries by the middle of this month. Bins must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on trash collection day and all trash must be bagged and placed inside the bins with the lids tightly closed. Also under the new rules, recyclables will be picked up every week, instead of every other week. City officials plan to enforce the new rules once all new trash bins in place. Officials said the new program is aimed at keeping streets cleaner on trash days and helping to curb rodents. Increased recycling is also expected to lower the city’s trash disposal costs.