Greenville will roll out its new single-stream recycling program beginning June 6.
“Big Blue” 95-gallon carts have been distributed to city residents.
Beginning Monday, the automated trash collection and recycling program will allow Greenville residents to throw more types of plastic (numbers 1-7) into the big blue bins including yogurt cups, clamshell containers that strawberries come in and sour cream and cottage cheese containers.
Previously, the city could only accept plastic bottles that had necks.
The city also accepts paper, aseptic containers (milk cartons and drink boxes), and aluminum and metal cans. Scrap metal, appliances and tires may also be recycled curbside by placing them outside the recycling container.
Do not put glass, plastic bags, Styrofoam, PVC, light bulbs, clothes hangers, mirrors, ceramics, water hoses, paper towels and hardcover books in the new recycling carts.