Around 2012 the City sold approximately 1,000 64-gallon forest green recycling containers with “Laconia Recycles” stamped on them. These containers are supposed to be used for recycling, not trash. If you still have these containers and they are large enough for your recycling and they are in good shape, you can continue to use them for recycling after the City converts to automated recycling. A single-family home is authorized only one recycling container under the automated collection program.
Please notify Public Works if you plan on continuing to use the 64-gallon recycling container instead of receiving a 96 gallon recycling container as part of the conversion to automated recycling. For every container that continues to be used, the taxpayers save $61.56. If all 1,000 containers are used, the City’s taxpayers will save $61,560 that can be used for other City needs.
Please let Public Works know by filling out the survey at the following link: https://zfrmz.com/cjZ1ZiWojmRWmA25rJHh or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org