Our brand new recycling bin arrived last week. It’s green with a green cover and it was delivered by a small crew from the back of a rental truck. The new recycling system starts in January. Since I have a green cover, my recyclables will be picked up during the first week in January. Because nothing is simple, our regular trash pickup day, Thursday, will be pushed to Friday because the New Years Day holiday falls in the midst of that week. For more information about the program and to view a calendar indicating which week your recycling bin will be picked up (it depends on whether you have a green or a blue cover), check out the city of Lowell Solid Waste and Recycling Page.