City organizes new roving trash removal and recycling program

City officials hope Kingman residents will support a new waste removal and recycling program, which begins this weekend.

"There is a lot of time and money invested in this program," Sanitation Superintendent Ed Tapia said.

"I hope we get the response from the residents to make it worth the effort."

Tapia and the Clean City Commission collaborated on the program, with includes a roving 20-foot dumpster for trash and trailer with five recycling bins - one each for aluminum cans, cardboard, newspapers, clear glass and steel food cans.

Each recycling bin is painted bright green with a recycle logo and a city logo.

Once a month the roving dumpster and recycling bins will be placed in a different location throughout the city.

This Saturday, the dumpster and bins will be located in the Stockmen's Bank parking lot, 2611 Kingman Ave.

Trash and recycling items can be dropped off from 8 a.m.

to 2 p.m.

"This is to serve the community at no cost," Tapia said.

"We just need people to take advantage of it."

The trash dumpster is for household items and yard debris that may be too big for normal trash pickup, Tapia said.

Items that will not be accepted include batteries, tires, hazardous waste, refrigerators, air conditioners with compressors or cooling coils in them, and vehicles.

The containers will be placed on a flatbed trailer and then towed to same location as the roving dumpster on a monthly basis.

The city also will pay a fee to Kingman Recycling Center to haul the large trash dumpster to a different location each month, Tapia said.

Next month the dumpster and recycling bins will be set up from 8 a.m.

to 2 p.m.

Feb.

22 at the Moose Lodge, 302 Monroe.

Tapia said Kingman had a recycling program several years ago, but people did not take advantage of it, and it fell by the wayside.

"I really hope this trash and recycling program works," he said.

"We really need it.

People should think of the slogan, 'Keep Kingman Clean, Make it Routine.'"