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Single-sort recycling to start in May

McLeod County is gearing up to launch its one-sort recycling program, and residents are being asked to choose the size of their curbside recycling carts.
Cards regarding cart sizes are to be returned by Feb. 13 to the solid waste department. The goal is to have the program get under way in May.
Sarah Young, solid waste coordinator, brought a few items to the County Board’s attention regarding one-sort recycling at its Feb. 3 meeting.
First, the County Board amended its contract with West Central Sanitation to accommodate the new one-sort recycling program.
Don Williamson of West Central Sanitation said that curbside pickup of recycling will be every other week, rather than every week, in communities that participate in the county’s recycling program.
“It will be picked up on the same day as garbage,” said Williamson; however, garbage is picked up on a weekly basis.
Young asked the County Board to invest about $185,840 in additional carts and in specialized lids for the recycling carts, with the funds to come from the solid waste abatement fund.
Young said the lids will have specific information permanently ingrained into them as to what materials are acceptable to be placed in the cart.
The lids also will have information about McLeod County recycling.
“We want residents to become vested in this program,” said Young.

For more, see the Feb. 11 print edition of The Chronicle.