Spring Recycle Day at TR Water and Light

Two Rivers Water and Light’s next Recycle Day is Thursday, May 25, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Drop off site is the TR W & L facility on Lake Street, next door to McDonalds.

Here are some items that can be recycled, along with the fees charged:

  • Fluorescent light tubes:  16 to 32 cents each
  • Incandescent light bulbs:  10 to 20 cents each
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs: 45 cents each
  • LED bulbs: $2.40 per pound
  • PCB-containing ballasts: 60 cents per pound
  • Alkaline batteries: 75 cents per pound
  • Tube and projection TV’s: $15.00 each
  • CRT monitors: $10.00 each
  • Window A/C units, dehumidifiers and
  • Dorm-size refrigerators: $5.00 each
  • Other items that can be dropped off, at no charge, include microwaves, LCD, LED or plasma TV’s, LCD monitors, laptops, printers and non-PCB ballasts.

 

For more information, go to www.trwaterandlight.com, or call 793-5550.

Reminder on Placement of Trash and Recycling Containers

With Spring finally arrived, here are a few quick reminders about City ordinance requirements for storing your trash and recyclables, and placing them for collection.

First of all, refuse (trash or garbage) is to be stored in “non-rusting, watertight, rodent-proof containers made of galvanized steel or other substantial, suitable container”.  For most residences, that means a proper trash can (metal or plastic), with lid, or a toter-type trash container (wheeled trash can).  Do not store trash in your garage, outbuildings or garage in just a trash bag.

Where can you place your trash can(s) and recycling container(s)?  Except for when they are placed at curbside for collection, (see below), trash cans and recycle bins must be placed as far as possible out of public view and “in no case kept or stored in a front yard or corner side yard.”

When can you place your trash and recyclables at curbside (or alley-side) for collection?  Not earlier than 6:00 PM the night before your neighborhood’s collection day, and not later than 6:00 AM on that day, if you want to be sure that they will be picked up.

Trash can be placed for collection in sturdy plastic bags or trash cans with capacity up to 32 gallons.  Each such bag or trash can requires one garbage sticker.

Trash can also be stored and placed for collection in wheeled toters, with capacity up to 90 gallons.  One garbage sticker is required for each 30 gallons of capacity.  Thus, a 90-gallon toter will require three stickers.

Empty containers should be removed as soon as practicable following collection—certainly by 6:00 AM on the day following collection day.  (Your neighbors will appreciate it if done sooner.)

View City Council Meetings in Real Time

Remember that Two Rivers City Council meetings are now “live streamed” on the Two Rivers City Hall Facebook page and on the City’s website, www.two-rivers.org.

Meetings are also broadcast live on Charter Cable channel 993.

Meetings can also be viewed after-the-fact on both Facebook and the website.  They are no longer re-played on cable TV.

Reminder:  TR Student Art Show

The Two Rivers Schools annual art show continues at the Lester Public Library for the rest of the month of May.

Jazz in the Park May 30

Area high school musicians will perform at “Jazz in the Park” on Tuesday, May 30, starting at 6:00 PM at the Central Park band shell.

Participating schools include Two Rivers High School, Lincoln High School, Roncalli High School, Washington Junior High, Wilson Junior High and L.B. Clarke Middle School.

Two Rivers City Manager Greg Buckley can be contacted by calling 920-793-5532 or by e-mailing gbuckley@two-rivers.org.

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