The City of Franklin Board of Mayor and Alderman recently approved the use of blue roll-out containers to replace the blue bag recycling program beginning in 2020. Now citizens can register online to receive their blue bins in January 2020. Citizens interested in participating can go to www.franklintn.gov/bluebin to register for the container. Customers will need their address and City of Franklin Utility Bill 10-digit account number. Customers who opt-in for the new recycling program will be charged $4.00 a month for 12 months to cover the administration fee for the blue roll out container. After the first year there will not be an added fee. The 64-gallon blue roll-out container will remain the property of the city.
“Early adopters to the blue bin recycling program will be entered into a drawing for a pair of two-day Pilgrimage Festival tickets. Also, the City will waive the set-up fee for the blue roll-out container to 100 residents drawn at random, who register online by August 30th,” said Sanitation Director Jack Tucker. “Blue bag recycling will continue through 2019 until we begin collecting the blue bin recyclables in 2020. For more information on the program and frequently asked questions go to www.franklintn.gov/bluebin.”
When the blue bin program starts, the city will accept clean, dry and loose recyclables in the containers. The City will accept paper and cardboard, plastics one and two, aluminum and steel cans. Glass will not be accepted, and neither will Styrofoam, or plastic bags. The Sanitation Department is working to have a clean recyclable stream, so when in doubt, throw it out. It is also important to rinse and dry cans and plastics before throwing into the blue bin.