City to use mechanical lift for picking up recyclables


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Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Seymour Department of Public Works employees remove a tarp from Seymour


Tribune file photo/ A robotic trash truck owned by the city of Seymour picks up trash in Seymour in 2009.


Curbside recycling in Seymour will become more efficient and less labor intensive when the city implements robo-recycling this year, officials said.

The city also plans to start accepting glass as part of its recycling program, responding to a demand from residents.

The new recycling service will work like the city’s current automated trash collection process, eliminating the need for a multiperson crew to manually pick up the thousands of blue and green recycle totes used by residents and businesses throughout the city.

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