COUNTY WIDE TRANSITION :
FROM RESIDENTIAL DUAL STREAM TO SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
BEGINNING MONDAY OCTOBER 19,TH THE NEW SINGLE STREAM RECYCING PROGRAM WILL BEGIN IN THE CITY.
If you have stockpiled your recycling over the last month, please divide your recycling up over the next couple of weeks as to not overwhelm North Country Disposal and the Landfill.
***ANNOUNCEMENT: NORTH COUNTRY DISPOSAL HAS BEEN INTRODUCING THE SPLIT BODY TRUCK FOR THE LAST YEAR AND HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED MORE. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THESE TRUCKS SERVICING OUR AREA.
Effective January 1, 2018 glass will need to be removed from your recycling bin and placed in your waste receptacle as outlined the the video below:
In an effort to keep garbage and utility rates low, the City of Ishpeming entered into a Dual-Stream Recycling Agreement with the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA Website) as of January 1, 2016. North Country Disposal (NCD Website) is the City’s designated hauler.
What does this mean for residents?
Prior to collection, recyclable materials must be divided into two separate streams – fiber materials and rigid materials – which will be picked up on alternating weeks at the same time as curbside garbage collection.
Fiber materials include papers, newspapers, magazines, envelopes, books, cardboard materials, paper bags and other similar items. Staples and plastic envelope windows may be included in the fiber stream.
One frequently asked question is, “what do we do with shredded paper?”— please put in a paper bag, staple shut and include with Fiber Materials Recycling.
Rigid materials are plastic, metal, and glass items (glass only accepted until December 31, 2017), and include everything from food and drink containers to CD cases and hard plastic toys. Labels can remain on these containers, but residents are asked to please empty all containers and to separate any caps from their respective containers. Effective January 1, 2018 glass will need to be removed from your recycling bin and placed in your waste receptacle.
Items that can’t be recycled curbside include foams, films, photo paper, food- or grease-coated items, bubble envelopes and organic materials.
What can’t be recycled must go to the landfill. The City encourages residents to divert as much as possible from the landfill, through recycling, composting and re-use. For instance, plastic bags won’t be accepted through the City program, but can be re-used at home or returned to some local stores for recycling. Similarly, many organic materials can be composted rather than thrown in the trash bin. Sharps are NOT recyclable and may NOT be placed in with recyclable materials.
**Failure to comply with these rules means your curbside recyclables will not be collected in a given week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DPW at (906) 486-9371.