Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Recycling on its way to NECKO!

Good evening, NECKO - Thanks to University Area Commissioner Susan Keeny for the great update below on recycling...  it's coming to NECKO this fall!


New Citywide Residential Recycling is Coming Soon!
Convenient and easy at no additional cost to residents

Recycling is coming to Columbus. The new service is being rolled out to all residents living in single-family homes or in buildings with four units or less that are not part of a complex. The rollout takes place in five phases starting this spring and ending early 2013. Recycled items will be collected every other week, alternating with yard waste collection.

West, Southwest and Northwest Neighborhoods First to Start Recycling
Between April 16 and May 19, the city will deliver a blue recycling cart to every eligible household in phase one neighborhoods. (See map below.) When the cart arrives at curbside, that's just the beginning. Residents should follow these easy steps.

  1. Look inside for important information on what to recycle and collection dates.
  2. Store the cart where it can easily be filled with recyclables.
  3. Write the home address on the cart with a permanent marker.
  4. Fill it up with recyclables - no sorting necessary.

Carts should be placed in the same spot as the trash container for collection. Monday, June 4 is the first day for West, Southwest and Northwest neighborhoods' service. 

When Does Recycling Begin in Your Neighborhood?  

Help Us Spread the Word
There are many ways to get the word out to your friends and neighbors. Here are a few. 

  1. Link to our website
  2. Request a speaker for your community group. Visit to find an online speaker request form. 
  3. Become a Green Ambassador. Visit to volunteer.
  4. Use your social media network to let your friends know about recycling. Visit to download sample posts. 
  5. Email our education card to your friends and family. It lists the items that can be recycled. Visit to download a card here.  

Take Our Survey
Give us your feedback and suggestions for our public education campaign. Visit to take our short, five-minute survey.

A Perfect Fit
Recycling and Columbus were meant for each other, which is why  the city named the new service RecyColumbus. The name is designed to show Columbus' pride and excitement in being a greener community and that our city is enthusiastic about recycling.