Pinebrook Wins, Crystal Clear
When the dust settled and the results of Round One of the automated recycling pilot program were announced, Pinebrook resident Indira Feustal, was not fazed. She was unwavering when she said, “This is a battle Pinebrook intends to win.” And when the neighborhoods met on the recycling field for Round Two and the residents rolled their carts to the curb, you could say she saw it coming---Pinebrook emerged on top. What makes this victory even more glorious for Pinebrook is the fact that they’ve never had curbside recycling before. They netted an admirable 60% in Round One and then eclipsed that in Round Two with a very impressive 80% participation rate.
But what may make the next round more intriguing is that being behind may lead to being ahead. Lindale Park moved up one notch but it’s obvious they’re looking for a bigger payout. They increased their participation rate by a whopping 16%, establishing a strong presence and positioning themselves for a shot at the big time. Standing next to Lindale Park and Pinebrook with double digits improvement is Riverwood Estates.
There’s nothing like a friendly competition to get everyone excited about recycling but this contest brings an interesting scenario into focus. The pilot program includes eight neighborhoods, three of which are in the Clear Lake area. In addition to Pinebrook’s first place finish, the other two neighborhoods, Oakbrook and Pineloch, tied for third. Each has turned out to be a recycling powerhouse in their own right but the overall winner is still to be determined. The road to the championship is long; the outcome of the contest unknown but one thing is certain—each neighborhood’s fate rests solely in the hands of its residents.
Automated Recycling Pilot Program
Automated Recycling Program, just the facts...
The SWMD Automated Recycling Pilot Program is underway. Here are a few points of interest about the program:
Materials will be collected on a bi-weekly basis, on the residents scheduled recycling collection day. Residents are asked to have their Recycling Carts on the curb for collection by 7am the day of service.
What items can go in the cart?
This new service will allow you to recycle glass, which was not previously collected curbside.
Automated Recycling Pilot Program Links