Recycling Survey Form Demo
Edgeworth Borough has a drop-off recycling program with a three dumpster facility located near the borough salt storage building on Ohio River Boulevard at Chestnut Road. In 2013, 198 tons of recyclable materials were collected and sent for processing. Many Edgeworth residents make use of this facility.
Several residents have approached the Borough Council with the goal of increasing the level of participation and making recycling easier and more convenient. The Borough Council would like to assess the feasibility of beginning a new service of weekly, curbside recycling (on the same day as the regular weekly trash collection but with another truck). This would be in addition to the current drop off recycling dumpster facility. The recycling dumpsters will still be available to serve all residents, especially those who live on long, narrow private lanes and drives for whom the curbside option would not be available. The Borough’s trash hauler, Waste Management Company, does not provide small truck pick- up for recycling, unlike the normal trash service for people who live on long, narrow private lanes and drives.
Also large flattened cardboard boxes that will not fit into the weekly curbside recycling container will not be picked up (cardboard must be cut up into small sheets of not more than 14″x 14″). The drop off facility may be more convenient than cutting up a lot of cardboard.
A very preliminary estimate is that it would cost the borough an additional $10,000 – $15,000 annually for a curbside program if there is a high percent of participation. The more residents that participate in curbside recycling the less the cost will be at the drop off facility but the reverse is not true.
You are asked to indicate the willingness and commitment of your household to participate in the curbside program by agreeing to purchase, or provide, a recycling container of a size suitable for your household. Two container types and sizes that will be available for purchase and pick-up from the Borough if the program is initiated are shown below. If you so desire, you may use your own plastic recycle container if it has the recycling logo printed on it.
Please complete the following survey (a project of Quaker Valley High School student C Torrance) for the curbside recycling program. The survey must be completed by May 1, 2014. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the borough at 412-741-2866.
The Borough needs to have a high response rate to this survey in order to determine if curbside recycling is a feasible and worthwhile option. Thank you!