WIUM Local
9:31 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Keokuk Trying To Make Recycling Easier

Keokuk, IA – The Great River Regional Waste Authority is providing Keokuk with 4,000 blue recycling bins. Community Development Director Pam Broomhall says the bins will be delivered to residents this week.

Keokuk has offered curb-side recycling in the past. Broomhall says the bins should make it easier for that program to expand and grow.

The bins will be delivered to every single-family or duplex in the city. Businesses or apartment buildings would not qualify.

Broomhall says the bins will be placed next to garbage bins after trash is picked up this week. She says the bins are to be used starting April 12.

Broomhall says the bins will come with a free voucher to the landfill, for use over the next 5 weeks. She says they will also include instructions on what can be recycled

Materials that can be placed in new bins
Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office and shredded paper
Cardboard, corrugated cardboard, chipboard
Cans
Plastics, milk jugs, detergent bottles

Materials not allowed in new bins
Glass
Waxed or plastic-coated paper, foil, cellophane, books, school papers, office files
Pizza boxes
Aerosol spray cans, batteries, paint cans
Plastic bags, hazardous chemical containers

Broomhall says the recycling bins will need to be placed 3' from the garbage bins by 7:00 A.M. on regular garbage days.