Crystal Falls sets public meetings, fall clean-up

CRYSTAL FALLS—The Crystal Falls City Council announced meetings of interest to residents at its monthly meeting Sept. 10.
    The city will join with Waste Management in hosting two community gatherings to allow residents to ask questions and see the new garbage carts and bags. The first meeting will be held on Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m., and the second will be held on Nov. 7 also from 5-7 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the second-floor auditorium of Crystal Falls City Hall. The council previously approved a contract for trash and recycling services with Waste Management, which will begin Dec. 3, at its August meeting.
    Customers will have the choice between cart or bag service, and those choosing cart service will need to sign up at City Hall. Residents who choose to have a wheeled recycling cart will also need to sign up at City Hall. The cost of a recycling cart is $2.50 per month.
    “We’ve been receiving really positive feedback on them,” said City Manager Patrick Reagan regarding the new carts and bags. “People are really impressed with them, really seem to like them.”
    The council also approved a community-wide cleanup day for Oct. 6 at the Bristol Mine location from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost will remain similar to the spring cleanup day held in May 2018. Reagan noted a significant departure from previous clean-ups, saying that anyone with an accumulation of full garbage bags may dispose of them on this day. Residents are reminded that hazardous materials and yard waste are still not allowed. Waste Management will be providing large dumpsters and will charge the city by the ton.

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