The city has switched to a new automated trash and single-stream recycling collection system that is projected to save around $300,000 this fiscal year. The first pickup under the new system was July 13. Residents have been provided 64-gallon containers for trash and 96-gallon containers for recyclable materials. The containers must be set at least 3 feet apart and 3 feet away from other obstacles, such as trees or fire hydrants, by 7 a.m. on pickup days. Because of the automated system, the containers must also be placed at the edge of the curb, and facing the proper direction. Trash will be collected every Friday, while recycling will be picked up every other Friday.