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Hanover rolls out automated recycling

By: Dave Baxter

Posted: 04/24/2018 10:15 AM

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The RM of Hanover has rolled out a brand new recycling system they now hope will lead to more waste being recycled in the community, and less trash headed to the landfill.

Hanover began the delivery of approximately 3,100 automated recycling bins to homes in the municipality, with deliveries starting in Mitchell.

Hanover Reeve Stan Toews said delivery of all the bins will take approximately four weeks.

Toews said the residents receiving the bins will be the same ones that already have weekly recycling pickup, but previously used smaller recycling bins.

He added the municipality decided to switch to automated recycling bins after introducing automated garbage bins about two years ago.

"We found that most people liked the automated garbage bin system," Toews said.

"We now hope that this just makes it more convenient for people to recycle, and also leads to less stuff flying around when it gets windy."

At a council meeting last year, it was recommended that Hanover council approve a commitment of up to $250,000 from their general garbage and recycling reserve fund to acquire 3,100 64-gallon automated recycling bins.

Toews said because of grant money from the province residents will not be charged for the bins.

Once homeowners get the bins, automated recycling will begin immediately, with Eastman Recycling continuing to do recycling pickup in the municipality.

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