January 7, 2020 CITY‐WIDE RECYCLING AUDIT PRESS RELEASE The City of Lowell’s solid waste and recycling contractor, Waste Management, will have an audit completed on city‐wide recycling beginning on Monday, January 13, 2020 and continuing through Friday, January 24, 2020. The audit consists of an analysis of a daily sample taken from recycling material collected within neighborhoods. The percentage of non‐recyclable items within the sample is calculated. Higher percentages of non‐recyclable materials may result in higher recycling fees for the City.
In advance of this audit, the City reminds the community of best recycling practices. In addition to the guidelines listed below, some other non‐recyclable items that the City typically finds in recycling bins include Styrofoam, coated wrapping paper, toys, wood, lights, bulky items (broom, fake Christmas trees), and shredded paper.
Should you have any questions about recycling, please contact Chris Haley, the Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator, at 978‐674‐4309. Additional information is also available www.LowellRecycle.org. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this effort.
2019 annual flyer
If you did not receive one or would like more copies, you can pick them up at our office at 1365 Middlesex Street in Lowell.