Enhancements to the Village Recycling Program

On February 4,2013, after a competitive bid process, the Village of Sugarcreek approved a continuation of the partnership with Kimble Recycling & Disposal to provide refuse and recycling collection services for the Village of Sugarcreek.

While the refuse collection program remains the same, the recycling program is being enhanced to increase the volume of recycling to benefit the environment, create additional revenue for the Village, and stabilize long-term disposal costs.

 Recycling Schedule

The recycling schedule will remain the same, meaning that Kimble will continue to collect
recyclables on Wednesday every-other-week in a separate truck.

65-gallon Recycling Totes

The most significant change to the program will be the distribution of a 65-gallon recycling tote to each resident (and participating business) in the Village. The bright green totes contain information on the lid regarding what can be recycled, and provide a more convenient way for residents to recycle large quantities. The totes also enable collection by automated trucks which enhance safety and eliminate blowing and scattering of recyclables in plastic bags. Your new recycling tote will be delivered on Feb. 27th or 28th, just after the final collection of bagged recyclables on Wednesday, February 27th. The first pickup of your recyclables in the new tote will be on March 13.

 Single Stream Recycling

There is no need to bundle your newspapers, cardboard, or any other materials separately. All recyclable materials can be mixed together in your new recycle tote as a “single stream” of recyclable material. The individual components of the mixed recyclables or “single stream” will be segregated and prepared for market at Kimble’s newly automated recycling facility. 

Kimble Donates to Sugarcreek Based on Recycling Tonnage

As part of the new and expanded recycling program, Kimble has committed to donating up to $20 per ton for all recyclables generated by the Village’s curbside recycling program. Depending on the participation and success of the program, this could result in donations of several thousands of dollars to the local charity or community project of the Village’s choice. In addition to donated funds from Kimble, the Village will also receive additional grant dollars from the local Solid Waste District based on total tons recycled.