Reserve your Blue Bin now! (<<<click this link to register)
The Sanitation and Environmental Services Department will deliver the blue bins beginning in January 6, 2020. Citizens will be charged $4.00 a month for 12 months to cover the administration fee for the blue roll out container after it is delivered to your home in 2020. After the first year there will not be an added fee. The 64-gallon blue roll-out container will remain the property of the City. The blue bin program is voluntary.
Blue Bin delivery Phase one begins January 6, 2020
- Residents who registered before December 15, 2019 will get their cans during Phase one. We hope to have the bins to phase one residents by the end of February. We are delivering more than 8,000 bins. Sanitation will collect Blue Bin recycling from your new bin the following week after your bin is delivered!
- Residents who registered after December 15, 2019 will receive their container after Phase 1 delivery is complete.
- Blue Bags & Cardboard will no longer be collected off the ground after March 26, 2020
- Recycling will only be collected in City Provided Recycling Containers
- Excess Recycling can be taken to Williamson County Convenience Centers
Frequently Asked Questions about the Blue Bin Program
When does blue bin collection start?
The blue bins will be delivered in January 2020. We expect to begin collecting recyclables in your blue bin, once it is delivered. The collection will be on your regular trash day.
How much will a blue bin cost?
Citizens will be charged $4.00 a month for 12 months to cover the administration fee for the blue roll out container after it is delivered to your home in 2020. After the first year there will not be an added fee.
Why is the City switching to blue bins?
Plastic bags are now considered a contaminate of the recycling waste stream. The entire market for recycling in the United States is being forced to change how recyclable commodities are collected and managed. This, along with the inefficiency of manual collection, is directing the industry toward automated collection of waste (similar to current trash collection). This method of collecting waste at curb-side is the industry standard.
Are blue bins as big as our trash bin?
No. The recycling containers are 64-gallon capacity, 26" width, 32" front-to-back, and 40" tall.
Will the City still collect the blue bags?
There will be some overlap, but by March 26, 2020 the City will no longer accept blue bags.
Can my business have a blue bin?
No. The city will only be servicing residential recycling.
Can I buy my blue bin at a home good store?
No. Only City provided containers will be serviced.
What should I do with my left-over blue bags?
Citizens can use them as trash bags.
Will the City now accept glass?
No. Glass is not accepted. We will continue to search for economical and safe ways to recycle glass. The Williamson County Convenience centers are the only place currently accepting glass.
I heard you were only going to accept Plastics 1 & 2, why?
The City of Franklin is working to have the cleanest recycling commodity. Other plastics are no longer accepted due to current market conditions.
Can I order two blue bins?
Not at this time. The City may reconsider after the program begins, by mid 2020.
Does everything have to go into the blue bin? What about cardboard?
All recyclables as shown above should go in the blue bin, without a bag. We ask that you cut or fold cardboard to fit into your bin. If you have extra you may need to take it to the Williamson County Convenience Centers.
Can I have a blue recycle bin if I live in an apartment?
No. Most apartment complexes use a private hauler for trash collection. These residents are not eligible. If you currently have City trash collection and a black roll-out container you would be eligible. Questions, please call 615-794-1516.
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