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Pequot Lakes residents to have curbside recycling

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The dropoff recycling bins at Pequot Lakes City Hall will no longer be available as of June 1, and instead city residents will have curbside recycling from their respective haulers.

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The Pequot Lakes City Council on Tuesday, May 6, adopted an ordinance that requires licensed refuse haulers operating in the city to provide curbside recycling to residential properties.

The Select Committee on Recycling and the Environment funds the city receives from Crow Wing County will be paid to the haulers based on the weight of the recycling collected.

The city went this route after learning that Nisswa Sanitation would no longer provide the dropoff recycling service at city hall. The 20-yard containers and cardboard recycling bins will be pulled. Recycling bins have been located at city hall for more than 10 years.

The haulers will be required to acquire a $100 per year license from the city to acknowledge they are aware of the ordinance requirement and that they are providing curbside recycling.

The city will continue to have the oil dropoff site at city hall.

Council member Tyler Gardner abstained from any recycling votes, except to publish a summary of the city code amendment. Council member Scott Pederson was absent.

Nancy Vogt can be reached at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com. Follow her at facebook.com/PEJNancy and on Twitter @PEJ_Nancy.

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