Effective Jan. 1, 2020, changes to Tacoma’s residential curbside recycling program, known as Recycle Reset, include minor adjustments to the accepted curbside recycling list, maintaining residential curbside commingled recycling service, and a new recycling surcharge of $2.82 per month for all residential solid waste customers.
These changes will be identified on customers’ bills as “Recycle Reset Surcharge.” Customers who participate in the Tacoma Public Utilities and Environmental Services bill payment assistance programs will be waived from this surcharge.
“In 2018, China greatly reduced its recycling imports,” Lewis Griffith, Solid Waste Management division manager, said in a press release. “The Recycle Reset will help to improve the quality of the materials we collect for recycling as well as cover the increased costs of recycling due to this shift in the global recycling industry.”
In addition, Solid Waste Management is planning to replace curbside glass collection with five glass drop-off stations throughout the city. Curbside glass collection will continue until these locations are finalized in early 2020.
For more information on these changes, visit the Recycle Reset website.