Village prepares for new garbage haulerA new garbage service should be in place for North Hudson by the first of the year.
By: Jon Echternacht, Hudson Star-Observer
A new garbage service should be in place for North Hudson by the first of the year.
Mark W. Vinall, general manager for Veolia Environmental Services, Eau Claire, addressed the regular meeting of the board of trustees Nov. 3 to explain the new service.
Vinall brought along some rather large visual aids which included 25-gallon, 64-gallon and 95-gallon garbage cans that will be offered to the citizens under the new service.
Residents may choose between the three sizes for their solid waste removal but everybody will be supplied with a 64-gallon receptacle for recyclables.
Jim Thomas, chairman of the public welfare committee, said the goal is to reduce landfill fodder.
Vinall said newspaper would not have to be bundled up before deposit in the container. Cardboard would have to be cut down to fit inside. Fiber paper, cardboard, aluminum and No.1 and No. 2 plastic could all be placed in the same container.
Veolia will send out a questionnaire to each resident asking them what size solid waste container they want. Vinall said residents are allowed one change in the size of container per year. Garbage pickup is scheduled for once a week.
The three sized containers are on display at the village hall for public inspection.
The board approved the 19-page, five-year contact for the new solid waste removal provider by a 7-0 margin.
See the Nov. 12 edition of the Star-Observer for other action by the Village Board.
The next regular board of trustees meeting is scheduled for Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. A special board meeting and public hearing on the budget is set for Dec. 8 at 4:30 p.m.