Recycling and Garbage Changes Ring in the New Year Beginning January 3rd, Eagle Enterprises Recycling Inc. will begin garbage collection service in the City of Galva. Collection days will not change, with residences North of the railroad tracks picked up on Monday and residences South of the railroad tracks picked up on Wednesday unless there is a holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Christmas). Residents will be limited to two 33-gallon bags or cans, not to exceed 50 pounds per bag or can, of trash per week. If a resident has more than the allowed limit, you will need an Extra Bag Sticker affixed to each additional bag or can. Extra Bag Stickers will cost $2.00 per sticker and will be available for purchase at City Hall, Galva Super Market, Hathaway’s True Value, and the Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. office. Any extra bag or can placed at the curb without a sticker will be picked up and billed to your residence on your City water bill at a rate of $2.50 per extra bag or can. Bags or cans weighing over 50 pounds and large items, such as appliances, mattresses, and furniture, will be collected but must have a Large Item Sticker affixed to each large item. Large Item Stickers will cost $7.50 each and will be available at the same locations as the Extra Bag Stickers. Any large item left at the curb without a Large Item Sticker affixed will be picked up and billed on your City water bill at a rate of $8.50 per item. New this year, residents will be able to have their electronics (computers, monitors, stereos, VCRs, DVD players, video game systems, Christmas lights, and televisions, etc) picked up at the curb with a Large Item Sticker affixed. By law, electronics are NOT allowed in your regular trash. With this program, Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. will bring a separate truck out to pick up any electronics left at the curb for recycling. Electronics left at the curb without a Large Item Sticker attached, will still be collected and billed to your City water bill at the $8.50 rate. Residents will still be able to take electronics to Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. during regular business hours (6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays). There is no cost for electronics dropped off at Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. Also new this year will be that every residence which does not currently have a recycling cart will be receiving a 64-gallon cart. Recycling collections will be completed every other week. If a resident needs more recycling capacity, you may request a larger or additional recycling cart. There is no limit on how much you recycle, and no charge for additional containers. To request a larger or additional cart, call Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. at 932-2936 or e-mail email@example.com. For any resident who might be interested, Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. will have a limited supply of garbage totes available for rent. For more information on these rental totes, call the above numbers. If a resident currently has a garbage can larger than 33gallon which you would like to continue using, you may do so, provided the garbage inside is in bags that do not exceed 33-gallon or 50 pounds and there are not more than 2 bags. This program was designed by Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. as a hybrid of several different programs found in other municipalities throughout the United States. It is designed to encourage diversion of recoverable materials out of the waste stream for reuse and recycling. It also rewards residents who put less trash on the curb by keeping their costs lower. Overall, residents will have a savings of over $2.00 per household per month versus other options presented to the City. And with this new contract, the City will no longer be subsidizing the fees paid to the haulers as they have been in the current contracts, which means between $1,500 and $2,000 per month will be available for other city projects and maintenance.