Since November 1st, 182 Macon-Bibb County residents have been calling the line to ask how they could get the new 65-gallon recycling bin.
“I think everybody needs to recycle because the landfill is already filled up,” said Macon-Bibb resident Prency Poke.
On Monday alone, at least 71 people called ready to get rid of their 18-gallon bin.
Starting on January 4th, every home will have the chance to have curbside pickup for recyclables. This is something residents have been questioning for years.
“Currently its only on a voluntarily basis,” said Solid Waste Department Director Kevin Barkley. “We are going to be reading out programs to enhance the recycling efforts that we’re making. But the residents who are calling are very excited and can’t wait to get started with a larger container.”
Yard waste will be picked up from every home on a weekly basis.