Curbside recycling begins this week in Linthicum, Glen Burnie
Linthicum and parts of Glen Burnie are the latest communities to get Anne Arundel County's curbside recycling services.
The county picks up recyclable garbage weekly from 80,000 households throughout the county, said Carol Taylor, recycling projects specialist in the Department of Utilities division of recycling.
Since September, several new communities have been added each month to the curbside program.
By January, all county residents who pay a $90 annual waste collection fee -- 114,000 households -- will have the service available to them. Apartment dwellers and residents of private communities or farmland are not charged the collection fee and will not be included on curbside routes, she said.
Collections began this week at 6,545 households in Linthicum andparts of Glen Burnie, she said.
The first few collections are usually low, as most residents haven't been saving recyclable waste, Ms. Taylor said.
"The Linthicum area has been waiting quite a while for recycling," she said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm. We expect that area will do a wonderful job."
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