The City of Broken Arrow is getting a pilot-recycling program. The city council there approved the trial of the curbside program. About 1,000 families will get to take part. If the program is successful, it could be expanded to the whole city.
The Citizens Recycling Committee recommends running two concurrent pilot programs encompassing 500 customers each. The first pilot would continue the collection of garbage in trash bags, but include a plastic cart for recyclables. The second pilot would include a cart for both trash and recycling services.
Both pilot programs would reduce pick up to once per week instead of twice and discontinue the use of City-provided trash bags. The estimated cost for running the two pilots projects is $300,000. If approved, funding would come from the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority.