The city of Charlotte will spend nearly $12 million this year to buy 310,000 95-gallon rollout recycling containers, part of its switch this summer to "single-stream recycling."
Starting July 1, city residents will place their recyclables in the large containers instead of the smaller red bins used today. Recyclables will be picked up every two weeks instead of the current weekly schedule.
Not picking up recyclables as often will save taxpayers $12 million over five years, the city says.
Residents will begin receiving their 95-gallon containers next month. People can opt out and keep using their small red bins. The rest of the Observer's story is here.
Please tell me I'm wrong, spending 12 Million they don't have to fix something that is not broken, seems like stupid to me. But thanks to Dandy Andy Dulin and Crazy Warren Cooksey that is just what City Council has done.......
I think Andy's tweet after last night's Council Meeting just about sums it all up.
"At @ameliesbakery w/ @wcooksey. Just a couple of "wild and crazy Guy's".
More about Crazy Cooksey and Dandy Andy later today.