It’s in the mail.
That’s the latest on where the 2017 city calendar is.
According to the mayor’s office, about 75 percent of the 30,000 calendars were delivered to the Providence Post Office on Tuesday. The balance of the calendars is expected to be at the post office today. Delivery is expected this and next week.
The calendar features local photographs and information about the city’s recycling and sanitation collections. The calendar was first distributed in 2002 as a means of keeping residents informed on what recyclables would be collected by week. The city used to alternate between blue bin collections for glass, metals and plastics and green bins for paper and cardboard. Recyclables separated for the green and blue week collections no longer apply.
But the calendar lives on, and when the city sought to eliminate it as a cost savings measure the outcry prompted the administration to reconsider. The city had planned to have the calendar in the mail early in December, however, the vendor printing the job ran into difficulties in stapling the final product. One delay led to the next, prompting a flurry of complaints to City Hall.
This year’s calendar features a sunrise photo taken at Conimicut Point, an appropriate setting for a new year.