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Props to Germantown Hills on New Recycling Program

October 10, 2009

According to a recent Joural Star article, Germantown Hills officials expect a 75% participation rate in their new curbside recycling program. Hightlights from the article include:

  • “The village had asked residents who wish to participate to ask for containers, and the response was better than expected. ‘It’s about 75 percent,’ said Village Board Trustee Terry Quinn. ‘In most communities they tell us if you can get 25 percent, that’s pretty good.”
  • “The cost of the recycling is included with the cost of garbage collection for a total bill of $14 a month per customer.”
  • “Participation in the recycling program is voluntary, and there is no cost for the container.”

One resident who signed up for the program was so excited upon receiving her cart that she dug out recyclable items from her garbage cans around the house and has already filled up 1/3 of the recycling cart they received.

2 Comments leave one →
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    These certainly look cool! Have you penetrated into any markets in Illinois? — Todd

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