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Town of Wilson plans new recycling programs

by jmaloni
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 05:35 pm

Submitted by the Town of Wilson

Town of Wilson residents will soon see their recyclables collected every other week and in a new way.

The town is going with a cart-based recycling program designed to add convenience, increase participation, recycle additional material and save residents money. In April, the town will join the growing list of communities who see the value in a cart-based recycling program. Modern will provide, at its own expense, 65-gallon wheeled carts to all residences and commercial businesses within the district to be used for the collection of recyclables.

 "Wilson will save for years to come by transitioning to a larger recycling cart and collecting less frequently. Also, each ton of recyclables collected generates revenue for the town," stated Town Supervisor Joseph Jastrzemski.

According to Joe Hickman, sales and municipal manager for Modern, "Collection every other week, combined with the expanded Single Stream Recycling menu, will provides residents with a cost saving option to recycle more and throw away less with no sorting necessary. The larger carts are lidded to protect from blowing recyclables all over the street, they have handles and wheels for ease of use, and provide ample capacity to fill up and keep valuable materials out of the waste stream. Carts also only need to be placed to the street when full! Modern's expanded recycling menu can now accept more materials such as milk and juice containers, rigid plastics like children's toys and household metal items like pots and pans."

A demonstration and discussion programs will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wilson Town Hall, 375 Lake St. Wilson residents and businesses are invited to attend to learn all about the new program.

Town residents will also be able to recycle their electronics in an environmentally responsible manner, thanks to the new electronic equipment recycling drop off, which will be located at the Town Highway Garage, 3356 Wilson Cambria Road, Wilson. The program begins on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 am to noon and will continue on the first Saturday of each month. This coincides with the tire drop off, which also takes place on the first Saturday. The following electronic equipment can be recycled at no charge: Computers, televisions, monitors, keyboards, fax machines and other electronic equipment.

For more information, call the Wilson Town Hall at 751-6704.

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