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(HOUSTON) — Thousands of Houstonians are still waiting on a recycling bin. If you are one of them, your wait may soon be over.

At Wednesday’s session, Houston City Council voted to pay $5 million for new automatic recycling garbage bins.

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Around the chamber, council members said many of their constituents have complained about the long wait for a recycling bin.

So who is going to get the 96-gallon, two-wheeling carts?

Council Member Michael Kubosh asked the head of solid waste, Harry Hayes, that very question.

Here’s part of the exchange:

Kubosh: Everybody’s gonna get a bin?

Hayes: Everybody that does not have a bin currently — a little over 95,000 homes that we provide direct service to.

Kubosh: So all of them are gonna get a bin?

Hayes: Everybody’s gonna get a bin. Everybody.

Kubosh: OK

According to Hayes, Houstonians who don’t have a recycling bin now can expect to see one curbside by the end of the year.

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