The Drop Off Recycling Center located at the Cedar Lake Public Works facility will be getting re-configured recycling bins in an effort to clean up the recycling waste stream.
Over the past several months, the LCSWMD and the Town of Cedar Lake have seen an increase in the amount of illegal dumping (the leaving of non-accepted items such as mattresses, furniture, electronics, etc.) and contamination (including plastic bags, hazardous waste, construction material, and general trash) at the site. Contamination, in any amount, results in the entire load being landfilled instead of being sent to a recycling center.
New containers will feature: (please see pictures below)
- Locked lids
- Restricted openings
Residents will need to
- Break down cardboard boxes and insert them into the restricted openings.
- Empty recyclables from bags and boxes into the new containers.
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