Howland to introduce single-stream recycling

HOWLAND — The township has become the first community in Trumbull, Mahoning and Geauga counties to launch single-stream curbside recycling.

That means recycled materials will not have to be separated before being placed on the curb.

Township trustees unveiled the program today when they voted to approve Allied Waste Services, Youngstown, as Howland’s “preferred hauler.”

Residents who choose Allied as their trash hauler and participate in the recycling program will have their garbage rates reduced, according to company representatives.

“We’re not forcing people to sign up with Allied,” said Trustees Chairman Rick Clark. “We respect that people like to have choices, but we think they’ll want [to sign up] when they see what is available to them.”

The company will provide 65-gallon recycling receptacles for each home that signs up for a $20 deposit that it says will be refunded. The company will accept various types of plastic, including bottles and grocery bags, office paper and envelopes, phone books, aluminum, metal containers and glass. Receptacles will be picked up once every two weeks.

For the complete story, see Thursday’s Vindicator and

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