December 16, 2018

First recycling pickup set for April 18

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DEEP RIVER TWP. — Around six months after the service was approved in Deep River Township, the first curbside recycling pickup date has been set for April 18.

Supervisor Karlia Kroczaleski-Raymond said Republic Services was shooting to have the first pickup April 4, but not all of the recycling bins were ready to be delivered by then. She said the township has received some calls regarding the service since it was approved, but not a significant number.

Kroczaleski-Raymond said most people are under the impression Republic is charging the township for a service not being rendered, but that is not the case.

“The big thing we’ve told them is Republic has not charged us,” she said. “A lot of them think we’ve been paying but not getting the service. That’s not true. Republic has not charged us yet.”

Taxpayers were levied $36 in December for the service, but Kroczaleski-Raymond said that money has not been spent yet.

“That money has to be spent on recycling,” she said. “It has to stay in that account.”

Following the first pickup, recycling bins, which are 18 gallons, will be collected every other Wednesday, Kroczaleski-Raymond said.

Curbside recycling was approved by the township board Oct. 26, 2017. It affects 1,017 parcels in Deep River Township. Prior to curbside being passed, a large Republic Services recycling bin was available at the township hall, but there were many issues with it, including no guarantee that only township residents would use it. For two years Republic also dumped the bin for free, but was planning on no longer doing so.

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theresa

so according to this we will get 18 weeks of pick up, but paid a yearly fee of 36.00 which is for 26 weeks. I am going to assume our winter tax will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the missing weeks due to lack of bins?

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