Mercury Disposal Systems reported at the May 15 City Council meeting that it collected 2,300 pounds of batteries and 2,100 pounds of fluorescent lamps and compact bulbs from July 1 to March 30 to be recycled.
WM Curbside LLC picked up 9,061 pounds of household hazardous waste from curbs in front of 140 homes from July 1 to April 30.
The city will renew contracts with both companies, subject to the adoption of the 2012-13 budget.
The curbside, door-to-door service collects household hazardous and electronic waste, needles and non-controlled medicines, at a cost of $35,000, with $5,000 of that money going toward the collection of used oil,. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery funds the service.