Residents are now switching to an automated waste collection service. Each household shall receive three carts. One for weekly garbage collection, one for bi-weekly recycling collection and the third for bi-weekly yard waste collection, the latter scheduled from the first of March until the end of November. It is anticipated that this service will collect approximately 33,000 tones of yard waste this year alone. The yard waste shall be turned into reusable compost instead of being buried in the landfill and as it goes directly into the bin, plastic bag environmental exposure is substantially reduced.