Beginning on Monday, Waste Management will begin delivering our new 96 gallon recycling carts to prepare for the January 1, 2014 commencement of single stream recycling in Lowell. Single stream means that all recyclable items will go into the same container. These include glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, jugs and containers, aluminum and scrap metal, newspaper including ads and inserts, cardboard, and all types of paper and junk mail. Unlike the regular trash which is picked up every week, recycling will be collected every other week. Your pickup week will be determined by the color of the lid of your container. As shown on this calendar, containers with green lids will be collected during the first week in January on your normal trash day; containers with blue lids will be collected during the second week on your normal trash day. That pattern will continue thereafter. More information about the new recycling program is available at www.LowellRecycle.org.