FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham will launch its new cardboard recycling pilot program this week.
There is already a waiting list for the program, said Framingham Deputy Department of Public Works Director Paul Barden.
In February, residents were asked to volunteer for the program.
“Three hundred cart were distributed,” said Barden. “We had 96-gallon carts in inventory and are using them for the cardboard initiative.”
Volunteers were given a third trash/recycling cart, which will go out on the same day trash and other recyclables are collected.
One cart is for trash (grey), one cart is for recyclables (black & yellow), and one cart is for specifically for cardboard recycling – (grey with a cardboard sticker on it.)
The cardboard recycling program is great for Amazon boxes, large appliance boxes, etc.
Cereal boxes, paper towel rolls, etc are not part of the pilot program.
The program is free for residents.
If you are interested in getting on the wait list, call 508-532-6001.