Susie Kaufman, Administrative Assistant for the City of Winslow, said the two bins have been doing great in their first month.
The bins are currently located in the parking lots of Safeway and Basha’s supermarkets.
“The bins are doing better than we anticipated,” Kaufman said.
She explained that the paper and plastic sections of the container fill up faster than the metal and glass.
The recycling bins, which are open 24 hours a day, accept paper, plastics, metal (including aluminum cans) and glass.
Kaufman added that excessive amounts of paper can also be brought to the larger recycling bin at Winslow’s Transfer Station, located on North Road.
Kaufman said recycling is easy because each section of the bin is clearly labeled for what goes inside and the doors are easy to open. She added that the locations, right off North Park Drive adds to the ease.
Kaufman explained that the bins may be relocated in the future. She added that if the bins are moved, notice would be given well in advance.
The recycling bins were purchased by the city through a Arizona Department of Environmental Quality grant.
The bins are brought to Flagstaff once a week to be emptied.
Kaufman said that if the recycling program continues to do as well as it has in the last month, that there is a possibility of getting more bins.