Hills single-stream recycling bins delivered soon


New recycling bins will soon be delivered in Hills.

The 95-gallon containers will be used to collect single-stream recycling items at the curb in Hills.

Residents can begin using the new carts as soon as they are delivered. Once delivery is complete, the recylcing pickup days will change to the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

The change in pickup days allows the company to use automated trucks to pick up the recycling bins.

By using the single-stream method of collecting recyclables, all items can co-mingle in the one bin. Items such as paper, cardboard, glass, tin, aluminum and plastic can all be mixed together.

The system also accepts many more items in the recycling stream.

Items that can be recycled include: plastic bottles, tubs and containers (rinsed clean), mixed paper (including junk mail, phone books and magazines), cardboard and paperboard (discard plastic liners and break boxes down to 24-by-24-inches or smaller), newspaper (including inserts), tin and aluminum cans (rinsed clean) and glass jars and bottles (all colors, rinsed clean).

Do not place these items in the recycling container: garbage, yard debris, Styrofoam, plastic bags, containers that previously held hazardous materials (such as motor oil or paint), electronics, or anything not listed above. When in doubt, throw it out.

Town and County Sanitation is purchasing the bins and intends to allow residents to keep their current recycling bins. They have already received the bins and should start delivering them this week.

Rural residents can drop these items off at the Rock County recycling shed located in the Hills compost lot.


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