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Published on May 20, 2024
Brooklyn Park Launches Recycling Week, City Urges Proper Practices and Introduces Handy AppSource: Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park's Recycling Week kicks off from May 20-24. The city's officials are reminding locals to get their carts out early by 6:30 A.M. sharp. Workers have until 6:00 P.M. to complete the recyclable roundup. In a statement obtained by the city's bulletin, carts should sit a safe three feet distance from obstacles like mailboxes or other carts, and do not belong in the streets. Proper placement would be the driveway or on the boulevard, with handles turned street-side.

In a move to reduce contamination, the city's bulletin urges folks not to bag their recyclables. Plastic bags are discarded without being opened at the sorting facility, while material in paper bags may become trapped during compaction on the truck, rendering it unable to be effectively separated at the sorting facility.

The Brooklyn Park HRG Recycling app is available for all those recyclable quandaries. Access the app through the provided links to download it, offering a searchable database for identifying recyclable items. It's available in several languages, such as English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The app can be downloaded by visiting the city's website.

In a bid to ensure no bin is left behind, the app also features notifications so residents can never miss another recycling day.