STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – Struthers is the first community in our area to start using wheeled recycling totes.
As a result of a new contract between the city and Republic Waste, the new totes are being distributed to residents.
Mayor Cercone “Cat” Miller said the city was looking for a way to replace the old bins, because paper and other items were often blown out into the streets.
“Everything that gets stuck in the catch basins, it clogs up our lakes. It really becomes a problem because our bins don’t have lids on them. So this is something we’ve been trying to go after for a long time and our contract was up so this was something we tried to negotiate into the extension,” Miller said.
She also said there will be no extra cost to residents or the city.
Residents will have the option to use them, but if they use the older style bins, they must dispose of recycled materials themselves.
A number of other communities are already expressing interest in the new totes.