BELLFLOWER : Council OKs Curbside Recycling Program

The City Council has approved a curbside recycling program that will boost monthly trash collection bills by $1.15 next year.

Sanitation trucks will collect aluminum, plastic, glass and paper products as well as lawn, hedge and tree trimmings, said Mike Egan, deputy city manager. The city will provide each home with three 65-gallon barrels--one for trash, one for yard trimmings and another for recyclable materials, Egan said. Apartment complexes will receive dumpsters.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Sep. 01, 1994 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Thursday September 1, 1994 Home Edition Long Beach Part J Page 4 Zones Desk 2 inches; 40 words Type of Material: Correction
Curbside recycling--The Bellflower City Council approved a curbside recycling program earlier this month by a 3-2 vote. Council members Art Olivier and Ruth Gilson opposed the measure. An Aug. 18 story incorrectly reported the vote and said that only Gilson had opposed the measure.

The trash bill for all households will increase from $11.70 a month to $12.85 when the recycling program starts Feb. 1. Trash fees increased from $11.20 to $11.70 a month earlier this month as part of an automatic rate adjustment in the city’s 10-year contract with Calsan Inc., a private refuse collection company based in Downey.

The city adopted the program to comply with a state law that requires cities to recycle 25% of collected trash by 1995, Egan said. The council voted 4-1 for the recycling project. Councilwoman Ruth A. Gilson cast the dissenting vote, saying the rate increases are too costly for residents.