I mentioned last week that the West End had received their new trash containers. By the end of the week, they had received their new recycling containers.
The photo above was circulated a few weeks ago by the Municipality, leading us to believe that this is what the new cans look like. And they do sort of. From what I've heard from West End residents, the real new cans are different in one way.
In the photo, they're imprinted with the words "Recycling" on one and "Trash only" on the other. But the real cans have no printing other than Mascaro's logo. If you take their lids off, all the containers look EXACTLY alike.
That means that when lids come off through ordinary wear-and-tear (translation: as Mascaro's workers throw them around weekly), we'll have absolutely NO WAY to tell the containers apart. Which means all the recycling will start going into the trash truck. Or people who need extra trash containers will rip the lids off their (or their neighbors') recycling containers.
So I'll amend my suggestion from last week. Not only should you paint your house number on your containers, but probably you should paint the words "Recycling" and "Trash" on them as well.