Recycling carts are being rolled out to Regina residents.

The city began distributing the big blue carts to residents on Tuesday.

Over the next few weeks, all families who receive garbage collection will get one.

Recycling collection begins July 1.

Currently, recycling is optional and private companies provide the service.

Starting in July, recycling will be mandatory and residents will be charged $7.60 a month — $91.20 a year for the service.

Saskatoon also introduced curbside recycling this year.