Hilliard Trash and Recycling Update
The City of Hilliard is currently preparing to solicit bids from haulers for its upcoming residential solid waste collection contract. Although some details are still being finalized, here is a quick update on what the City will be requesting that haulers incorporate into their proposals:
Provide residences with 64-gallon wheeled cart for trash. Residents would have the option to upgrade to a larger 96-gallon cart, with residents paying the difference in cost for the larger container.
The move to standardized containers for trash will allow for automated curbside pickup and increased efficiency, both of which should function to help keep the cost of collection in check.
Provide residences with a 64-gallon wheeled cart for recycling. Residents would have the option to upgrade to a larger 96-gallon cart, at no cost to the resident (City will pick up the difference in cost for the larger container).
Recycling collection would remain weekly, and the City believes that moving from 18-gallon bins to 64-gallon cards will encourage recycling. Also, regarding concerns about storage space for the larger recycling carts, please note that the 64-gallon wheeled carts maintain a nearly identical footprint to that of the 18-gallon bins that residents currently use.
Continue to provide weekly yard waste collection.
The City will maintain existing discounts such as the Senior Citizen Discount, Hardship Discount, etc.