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Pasadena In Focus
January - February 2011

Locking Recycling Bins Ward Off Offenders

Hands off, scavengers! Pasadena residents can now order locking bins to keep others out of their items to be recycled. Call 744-4087 to exchange your recycling bin for a new one at an additional charge of only $1.34 per month.

By selling recyclables collected through our curbside recycling program, we offset the cost of the pickups, support environmental education, keep other Public Works Department programs going strong and support Pasadena’s goal of creating zero waste by 2040.

By using locking bins, residents can ward off illegal scavengers, cut down on the number of stolen shopping carts, prevent potential identity theft and help safeguard our neighborhoods.

Each locking container comes with a key that gives you easy access. City trucks can disengage the lock to empty the contents during pick-ups. A limited number of locking bins are available on a first-come, first-served basis and more will be ordered to meet demand. For more information call 744-4087.