Downtown residents will join the county’s “All-in-One” recycling program in March, when 8,000 more homes are added to the program.

Residents in the program receive large roll carts in which they can mix all of their recyclables instead of separating them.

But the downtown collection schedule will change. Now, recycling is picked up on Thursdays for all downtown residents. But in March, the peninsula will be divided into six routes, and collection will be done on different days.

The county is notifying affected residents by mail about the “All-in-One” program and the schedule change.

The “All-in-One” program is part of the county’s goal to recycle 40 percent of its stream of solid waste. New neighborhoods regularly are added to the program, which county leaders say doubles the amount of material residents put out on the curb every other week.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier. Reach Diane Knich at 937-5491 or on Twitter @dianeknich.