Hey Trenton! Would You Pay for Curbside Recycling?

Trenton officials tried implementing curbside recycling in 2004, but it failed miserably, according to City Administrator Jim Wagner.

Several Downriver communities offer recycling services from curbside pick up, either free or for a small fee, or free recycling drop off at a designated recycling center.

Trenton does not offer curbside recycling. Instead, residents can take recyclables to the at no cost.

Cities like Southgate and Woodhaven offer free curbside recycling. Riverview, much like Trenton, allows residents to drop off recyclables at a designated recycling center at no cost to the resident. Wyandotte offers curbside recycling through Waste Management for a fee of $7.55 per month.

Trenton officials attempted to implement curbside recycling in October 2004 for for a fee of $32.96 per year, but the required 300 residents needed to continue the service was not met and the service was discontinued in January 2005.

The program was offered to Trenton residents through a third party called Republic Services.

City Administrator Jim Wagner said the attempt failed miserably and no subsequent discussion has been made regarding curbside recycling in Trenton.

Some Trenton residents have voiced interest in curbside recycling on the Trenton Patch Facebook page. Four residents said they would be willing to sign a petition to get the service in Trenton -- if a petition existed.

Trenton resident Jen McConnell said she remembers when Trenton offered the service and would love to be able to use her old recycle bin for curbside service.

Wagner said the service would likely cost residents a reasonable fee if it were reinstated.

Trenton officials have not discussed curbside recycling. There are no plans of beginning the service.

Trenton Patch wants to know if curbside recycling would work in Trenton, if administrators were to give it another chance, and if residents would be willing to pay for the service.

michelle September 10, 2012 at 04:36 PM
I do not feel that politics really belongs on this topic. Nor does anything about you personally (why I deleted my comments about you being miserable and jaded). I wasn't trying to hide them from anyone, just thought they were not constructive to the topic of recycling. I will send you a personal note if you wish to continue the converation. This page should be saved for the topic on hand.
Dusty One September 10, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Gotta agree with Michelle on this one. What did the post above hers have to do with the topic on hand here? And "REALLY"?, Web Spin..... what the heck is the end of your post supposed to be about????? Never mind... I don't think any of us care to know.... and again, it would totally be off topic. Please do me a favor and DON'T respond, unless it has anything to do about Trenton recycling, that is.
sine-of-the-times September 10, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I wonder if this is what we get from Trenton Patch opening up to Grosse Ile??...haven't seen Webspin on here before as a "poster"
sine-of-the-times September 10, 2012 at 07:48 PM
:) feeling the love Michelle!
michelle September 10, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Eh, I wouldn't say it is because of adding GI. They are cool peeps. Where else can you find an island with a winery and alpaca farm? LOL


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