Today marks the first day of the new sanitation routes and curbside recycling for the city of Columbus.
Most Columbus residents will need to have their trash out on a different day of the week than they are accustomed to. You can check out a list of the new days on the city website at columbus.in.gov.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. today at the City Garage at 2250 Kreutzer Drive. Mayor Kristen Brown along with others will cut the ribbon when the recycling collection truck rolls out of the City Garage to make its first rounds. The recycling truck will feature the new Columbus Recycles logo and colors.
As of Friday afternoon, nearly 6,800 residences have signed up for the recycling service. That is 42 percent of the homes that receive city sanitation service, exceeding the city’s goal of 40 percent after the first year of service.
You are invited to take part in this morning’s event.