The southwest Austin exurb of Wimberley, known for its active artistic community, is going to make it easier for people and businesses to reduce landfill waste.
In a news release issued this afternoon, the City of Wimberly said it's switching to a single stream recycling program, allowing both residents and businesses to throw all their recyclables into a single container without having to sort them first. It's part of Wimberly's three-year contract extension with Texas Disposal Services.
Under the new arrangement, people will have their 18-gallon carts switched out for 96-gallon carts in January. TDS will also be accepting a wider range of recyclable materials, including paper (newspaper, office paper, shredded paper, junk mail, magazines, boxboard and cardboard); tin and aluminum (food or beverage cans); glass (unbroken glass and bottles of any color); and plastic containers (labeled PET 1-7).
Here's a two minute video showing how single-stream recycling works.