Let's bring weekly recycling pick-up back to Huntersville!
saves money • improves efficiency • reduces energy use • reduces fuel use • saves landfill space • improves air quality • improves water quality • reduces the rate of global warming
The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it. Here in Huntersville, where our waste management company picks up recycling bins once every two weeks, that number may be even lower. Currently, with a bi-weekly schedule, when the amount of residents' recyclable household materials exceeds the capacity of their one bin, some are choosing to store their recyclables until the next pick-up while many more are choosing to place recyclables in their trash bin.
One significant way to encourage residents to recycle more is to increase the frequency of recycling pick-up.
If you believe that our community would benefit from having a weekly recycling schedule, please sign this petition. When we reach 1,000 signatures, we will present it to the Huntersville town council. At that time, we'll also request more specific instructions on what can and can not be recycled.
Let's work together to help improve our community and to take care of our environment!