Sturgeon Bay May Change Recycle Containers

Those blue containers you see dotting the landscape in Sturgeon Bay on refuse & recycling day could be replaced in the near future by larger containers for garbage & recycling. A plan is in the works to dump the blue containers used for recycling in favor of two 96 gallon “Toter” containers, one for garbage & one for recyclables. The city’s solid waste fund would pay for the new containers. The rationale behind the changeover centers on having a system that can be done mechanically. In other words, city employees will no longer have to pick up the bins because their trucks will have mechanical arms that pick the containers up & dump them. It is believed that operating & workman’s compensation costs will be less under the mechanical system. In addition, if some residents opt not to put out the larger containers every week, there may be fewer pickups on the regular route. The bins being considered are said to have a ten year warranty.

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