The Glendale City Council this week approved the first city-sponsored, curb-side recycling program, which is aimed at reducing the amount of trash being dumped into the city's Scholl Canyon Landfill, thus prolonging the life of the dump.
Residents in a 24-block neighborhood bordering Burbank will be asked to participate in the pilot program, which may be expanded citywide in a year, officials said.
The pilot program will serve 1,040 households beginning Oct. 24 in an area bounded by Alameda and Sonora avenues, Glenwood Road and Bel Aire Drive, said George Miller, public works director.
Cans, Glass Recycled
Participants are being asked to separate recyclable metal cans, glass containers and newspapers from the rest of their trash. Recyclable materials will be picked up on Fridays and hauled in trucks owned by the City of Burbank to the privately operated Burbank Recycling Center, where it will be sold for reuse.