Anne Arundel County switched to a schedule with once-a-week trash pickup on June 4.
According to a brochure (see attached PDF) produced by the county, here is the reasoning behind the change:
More and more residents are recycling 50% of everything they throw away and are now successfully using only one of their two weekly trash collection days for their disposal needs.
In the past, readers—especially those without garages—expressed concerns about where they would keep their items until collection day.
"I have no garage in which to keep a recycle bin," wrote Carol Barton in a comment on Patch. "Maybe I should put it in my living room?"
Other readers thought the move made sense.
"Recycling is a great cause, I don't see what all the complaining is about," wrote Andrea in a comment on Patch. "Put out your yellow bins, it's simple!"
For more information about the county's services, visit www.recyclemoreoften.com or call 410-222-6100.
Patch wants to know: Are you recycling more now? Vote in the poll below. Leave a comment to let us know generally how the pickup is going.