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Verbatim: 1-cart recycling signup begins in Fort Wayne

Statement issued Thursday:

Residents wanting to participate in the City of Fort Wayne’s One Cart Recycling program can register now by going online at

Additionally, postcards will be mailed at the beginning of December to those customers who do not want to register online. These postcards have pre-paid postage and should be filled out and dropped in the mail so you can register to receive the new recycling cart.

Customers can also register by calling 311.

Easy Registration Online

Once on follow these instructions.

Click on the “Sign Up Now” link shown in red.

Type in your street address.

Double check the address. If valid, click “Reserve Cart for this Address”.

Enter your first and last name and click on the circle for the size of cart desired - 96 or 48 gallons. A 96 gallon cart is recommended for households with 3 or more people and a 48 gallon cart is suggested for households with 1 to 2 people.

Once the information is completed, click “submit”.

Cart Delivery & Procedures

Beginning in January, the carts will be delivered on a phased-in basis, through April of 2011. Details on collection of the current yellow and brown bins will be announced before the end of the year.

The new One Cart recycling program is easy and allows residents to throw all recyclables into one cart. Paper, cardboard, cans, glass, and plastics No. 1- 7, are all placed in one cart. There is no sorting. Another aspect that will make recycling easier with the One Cart system is that residents who used to place recycling at the curb and garbage in the alley can now place both carts in the alley.

Carts will have a yellow lid on the top, making it easy for residents to tell them apart from their garbage cart.

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