Back in the 1970s when Bob and Lois Larew moved into their Davenport home, recycling wasn’t an option.

That changed in 1995 when recycling started in Scott County, and the Larews haven’t looked back.

“I can’t think of a time when we’ve not had our recycling cart out to be picked up,” says Bob, a crossing guard at Garfield Elementary School. “We’ve been doing it since recycling started.”

Lois says that with the old recycling program, they usually had too many recyclables to fit into their bins—one for paper, one for containers. The new cart will allow the couple to recycle more with less effort.

“And we look forward to recycling more!” says Bob.