Curbside recycling containers will be picked up on Monday, July 9 and need to be at the curb by 6:30 a.m., City Public Service Director Wes Meyer has said.
A new pickup time takes effect to lessen confusion about when the containers are emptied, Meyers announced Thursday.
The recyclable containers are emptied every two weeks. The new time only applies to recyclables, not to household garbage or yard waste.
Household garbage and yard waste will still be picked up at the normal times.
Curbside recycling became a reality in North Platte in January, with more than 800 yellow-lidded containers distributed around town.
Plastic, aluminum, cardboard and paper can all be co-mingled in the containers, and later sorted at Regional Recycling. Neighbors share containers, with permission of each other, said Mona Anderson, executive director of the Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful organization.
Plastic containers do not need to be rinsed out, but should be empty. Also, lids should be removed and disposed with the garbage.
Glass is not permitted and all paper must be wrapped in a plastic bag to keep it dry.