Franklin to move to automated recycling program, end commercial dumpster service in 2020

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Franklin will move away from its current Blue Bag recycling program in favor of an automated collection program in January 2020.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed a resolution April 23 instructing the Franklin Sanitation and Environmental Services Department to begin the transition.

Under the optional program, residents will be charged a setup fee of $4 per month for the first year. No additional fees will be charged after the first year, according to Jack Tucker, the city’s director of sanitation and environmental services.

Participating residents will receive city-owned recycling carts that will be emptied as part of the regular curbside service provided by the city.

In addition, Franklin will end its commercial dumpster service in the first quarter of 2020, according to the resolution.

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