In an effort to reduce the amount of rubbish sent to the landfills and to reduce the cost to the Town for providing residential trash service, the Denton Town Council recently adopted Ordinance #701 “Recycling Program” to provide for the Regulation and Collection of Recyclables and Resolution #865 Establishing Recycling Collection and Violation Fees.
The Town wide recycling program is scheduled to begin on October 3, 2019, with collection to occur every Thursday. Recycling containers will be delivered mid to late September to be used for flattened cardboard, magazines, paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other items as described on the label that will be placed on each container. All items placed in the container should be rinsed and clean. Only the items allowed in the container will be picked up. Oversized cardboard can be laid on the ground next to the container. All cardboard must be flattened and bundled. We do ask that cardboard be kept dry and not left out overnight if there is a chance it will rain. Recycling containers shall be placed at the curb/roadside/or alley by 6:00am, on the Thursday and removed by 11:00 pm on the same day.
Recycling Fees: There will be a $9.00 Quarterly Fee added to the Water and Sewer billing. The fee will be included on the next utility bill being mailed out near the end of September for all qualifying residential dwellings and nonresidential units.
The Town asks that all Residents recycle to the maximum extent possible and comply with the regulations to avoid any violations. DO NOT place regular household garbage in the recycling container. Regular household garbage will still be collected on Tuesday’s.
Violations: Any property having garbage, rubbish or any unapproved items located in the recycling container will be in violation and handled as follows:
1st Violation – Container tagged with (7) days to comply
2nd Violation within (2) months – Written warning and possible disposal fee *
3rd Violation within (4) months – $20 fine and possible disposal fee *
4th Violation within (6) months – $50 fine and possible disposal fee *
5th Violation within (12) months – $100 fine, disposal fee *
*If a tagged recycling container is not brought into compliance in (7) days, the
container will be tagged again, emptied by the trash collection contractor on the
next scheduled collection day and the property will be billed $10 for the service.
Exemption – Only buildings that have 10 or more residential units, along with selected townhomes that have no rear storage and cannot meet the Town of Denton code for screening
of bulk collection may be exempt from the recycling program and quarterly fee.
If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at (410) 479-2050, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.