The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Garbage Service will co-host a free informational workshop about Pleasanton's new recycling program at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Veteran's Memorial Building on Main Street.
The one-hour workshop will offer information about the new program, which is scheduled to get under way with the first trash pick-up in October.
The brief agenda includes a short overview of the program, a question-and-answer session, and a display of the trash, green and new recycling carts that will be used in the program, along with the materials that should be placed in each bin.
The new three-cart trash and curbside recycling program will replace the existing recycling service that utilizes blue bags. Pleasanton residents currently put both trash and recyclables into one collection cart, and recyclable material is sorted from trash at the Material Recovery Facility operated by Pleasanton Garbage Service. The new recycling program requires residents to put trash and recyclables into separate collection carts.
Each household will receive a new 96-gallon recycling cart for glass and plastic bottles, steel or tin cans, jars, cardboard, aluminum containers or foil, and paper. The new program also gives customers the choice of a 35-gallon or a 96-gallon trash cart to collect waste that is not recyclable or green. The new collection carts and important information about the new recycling program will be delivered to residents prior to the start of the program. The existing green waste carts will remain in use as part of the new program.
For more information, call 931-5001.