Mount Vernon giving away free recycling bins as part of refuse sustainability plan

Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard says the goal is to improve green space throughout the city and comply with federal and state guidelines.

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2022, 3:26 AM

Updated 557 days ago

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If you live in Mount Vernon, you could get a free, new recycling bin.
The city is giving out 2,000 of them to homeowners as part of its refuse sustainability plan.
Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard says the goal is to improve green space throughout the city and comply with federal and state guidelines.
The city's hoping to implement a no plastic bag policy next year. All recyclables will be in this container.
Residents must sign up if they want a bin by either filling out a form on the Mount Vernon DPW website or by calling them. 
One per household is allowed and it's on a first come, first serve basis.
They'll be distributed in the first week of December while supplies last.  


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