City's new recycling schedule to begin in May

The city of Spokane will reduce recycling collection to every other week starting in May.

City officials have been planning for the change since it was approved by the Spokane City Council last year in response to the increasing cost of recycling.

The new recycling schedule will not affect garbage pickup from brown carts, which will continue to occur every week.

Biweekly recycling collection will officially begin the first week of May, but the exact routes and pickup dates have yet to be determined, the city explained in a blog post this week. When that process is finished, routes and collection dates will be posted on the city website.

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