Town of Hudson approves changes in recycling pickupThe Hudson Town Board approved changing the means of pick up for hauled recycling, moving from the currently used bins to larger, mobile carts that would be picked up every other week on the same day as local trash pickup. The action was at the town board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3.
By: By Chris Hamble, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson Town Board approved changing the means of pick up for hauled recycling, moving from the currently used bins to larger, mobile carts that would be picked up every other week on the same day as local trash pickup. The action was at the town board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3. A Waste Management representative assured the board that even though they recommend the change, there will be no increase in cost to the local consumers.
According to Waste Management, both 64- and 96-gallon carts will be available for consumers. For residents who don’t wish to have a 64-gallon cart, a 32-gallon cart is available by special request, although Waste Management asks that residents try the 64-gallon cart first.
The board passed the measure, approving the change to the larger carts. Waste Management will be mailing out information to residents, and also reminds residents that along with the recycling change, the large plastic lawn bags are no longer being picked up. Instead, they must be compostable bags, and it must say “compostable” on the bag itself, or the bags may not be picked up.
After being postponed last month, the town board reviewed a preliminary plat for the Whispering Oaks development. The development, located off Krattley Lane, was presented with three possible access options. The town board approved the “Alternate B” layout, with access from Krattley Lane and Miller Road. A final plat will be approved in the coming months, barring any setbacks.
Adopt a highway
The Lofgren family has formally adopted a 2-mile segment of McCutcheon Road, running between Daily Road eastward to County A. While not “adopted,” the Lofgren family has been taking care of this stretch of road for the past few years. The board was supportive of the family and unanimously voted to allow the adoption.