I was wondering if it would save gas and labor costs if Quincy went to new larger recycle containers like the green trash containers. Pickup could be every other week instead of weekly. I've seen this in other cities, and it seems practical. Then those crews could be used for other needs when they are not running their route.
Biweekly recycling pickup was one option considered by the city of Quincy when garbage and recycling was looked at in 2013.
At the time, Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore suggested privatizing garbage and recycling for all Quincy residents, including charging a flat rate and providing 95-gallon totes for both garbage and recycling. After public outcry, the plan was shelved, and the City Council voted in 2014 to increase the price of garbage stickers to 75 cents and offer totes to residents who want to pay a flat rate.
In an interview, Moore said he imagines recycling could be discussed after five-year yard waste, recycling and landfill contracts expire in 2019.
"There has not been any recent discussion on changing the recycling program," Moore said.
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