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Rincon ready to start recycling
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Curbside recycling could be coming to Rincon as soon as July 1.

City council members approved a reworked contract with Waste Management, the city’s sanitation providers, and interim city manager Wesley Corbitt said the recycling program could start within 90 days of the deal’s signing.

"You’ve done a lot of work," council member Scott Morgan said to Corbitt. "It seems every time it’s come back to us, it’s been a better deal for the citizens of Rincon."

Under the deal, recycling will be picked up at Rincon residences once every other week. Each home will be provided a single 96-gallon cart specifically for recyclables, and recycling will be single-stream — meaning residents won’t have to separate glass, paper, cardboard or other similar recyclable materials.

Also as part of the contract, each residence will be offered the chance to take part in the RecycleRewards program, an incentive-based initiative that allows residents to earn points for the amount of material they recycle.

The city’s new fee for monthly garbage service, to include recycling, will be $14.25 per residence. Corbitt said Rincon’s rate is comparable and competitive with other cities that have instituted recycling programs.

"Our $14.25 we’re charging is pretty good," Corbitt said.

The city will pay Waste Management $13.98 per month per residence. Each additional regular garbage cart will be $5.38 and each additional recycling cart will be $2.75 per month.

Also part of the deal is an 8 cubic yard recycling container that will be placed at Lost Plantation Golf Club.