A few years ago, the City did a study to see what residents were actually putting into the brown garbage carts. Amazingly, almost half of that material was organic and could have gone into the green cart and another large percentage was recyclable materials that could have gone into the blue cart. If you sort correctly, you can use a smaller brown cart and send less to the landfill.
We think that effort is worth something. If you downsize the brown trash cart, we can lower the monthly collection fee. Currently, moving from the large 96-gallon cart down to the small 48- gallon cart, will save you $144 a year. Even moving to the medium, 64-gallon cart will have money, too. Call 3-1-1 and request a smaller size. You will start saving on your next CPS Energy bill.