Recycling Becomes Mandatory Today for Curbside Trash Pickup in Westford
Today's the big day we've all been waiting for when it comes to trash pickup.
Folks in Nabnasset on Cheasapeake Drive, Marie Ann Drive and all the streets between Newport Drive, Williams Avenue, Plain Road and Lake Shore Drive South will see the garbage trucks head by their house today, but if the operators of those garbage trucks don't see a recycling bin of some kind next to the trash bins or if they see recyclables inside the trash bins, they'll just leave the trash where it is.
The recycling requirement will alternate each week, shifting between "blue weeks" (this week is blue) and "green weeks", with a map from the town website we've attached below indicating which streets are on which weeks and which days of the week for the recycling pickup.
More information on the policy is on the town website as well.
As the policy goes into effect today, we want to get your take on how it's going, and what your thoughts are as it comes to your house within the next few days. Is this a good idea? A bad idea? Got pictures? (click on the upload photos and videos!)
Let us know how it's going today, Westford. We'll check back in a few weeks.