University Park Recycling Bins Get Bigger

Are you a University Park resident? Do you recycle? And would you find it useful to have a blue bin that holds 77 percent more recyclable items?

If you answered yes to all three questions, you may want to get a new 32-gallon recycling bin from City Hall. It’ll cost you $10, and you’ll have to give up your 18-gallon bin to get it.

7 thoughts on “University Park Recycling Bins Get Bigger

  • January 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm
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    Put in our request at lunch time and had a bin on our front porch late this afternoon.

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  • January 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm
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    Yes, a bigger bin is a great improvement to the recycling program. It would be nice if UP also contracted with a plastic bag recycling facility. Central Market s the only location nearby that accepts plastic bags.

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  • January 3, 2011 at 10:40 pm
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    Does the new recycle bin from the city have a lid that would have to be secured to a permanent structure? Recycling plastic bags through the city would be helpful. The Tom Thumb stores on Lover’s and in Snider plaza also accept them. There is a bin near the entrance.

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  • January 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm
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    You can recycle plastic bags at Super Target now!

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  • January 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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    You can recycle plastic bags at just about any grocery store, Walmart, Target, etc. Not that difficult to find a place that takes them.

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  • January 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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    Oops. I thought any plastic with the number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 could be recycled in UP (not #6, which is polystyrene), but apparently it applies only to bottles and jugs. I’ve been putting my unused Tom Thumb/Target/Central Market bags in the bin for years. Sorry, recycling gods. Does it help that I rescue cardboard boxes from my neighbors’ trash every week and put them out with my recycling?

    http://www.uptexas.org/index.cfm?FuseAction=Page&PageID=000061

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  • January 6, 2011 at 9:10 am
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    “You can recycle plastic bags at just about any grocery store, Walmart, Target, etc. Not that difficult to find a place that takes them.”

    Right, but it’s inconvenient to hold them until the next trip to a store (sometimes they are forgotten and pile up) plus UP could make more money by recyling the bags.

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