For those living in the Town of Chevy Chase, recycling is about to get easier than ever.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the town will begin a single-stream recycling program, in which all materials for recycling can be put into one bin—no sorting necessary, according to the town's September newsletter.
"Single-stream recycling allows residents to place all recyclables into the same container(s), including the new 64-gallon wheeled recycling carts or the existing 18-gallon bins," the newsletter reported.
Even better: The weekly Wednesday recycling pick-up will be a "back-door" service, meaning that recycling containers need not be brought to the curb, the newsletter added.
The Town of Chevy Chase—home to about 3,000 residents, according to its website—is a municipality within Montgomery County that provides for its own trash and recycling service. Elsewhere in the county, where county residents rely upon county trash and recycling pick-up services, residents must sort out paper from glass, plastics and metals, according to a county information sheet.
Would single-stream, back-door recycling help you and your family to recycle more?