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Upcoming curbside recycling week a prelude to future?

Staff writer

Regular recyclable material pickups could be coming soon to Hillsboro.

The city is launching a second recyclable materials curbside pickup April 25-29 as part of a movement toward a regular pickup program.

Jan Meisinger, city clerk, said the city is in the process of purchasing a designated recyclable materials truck for use when the city goes to a regular recycling schedule.

“I don’t know where Larry (Paine, city administrator) is at on the truck purchase,” Meisinger said.

Paine could not be reached for comment at press time.

For the coming recyclables week, Hillsboro residents can set out mixed recyclable items in cardboard boxes or plastic totes, separated from their trash, on their regular trash day. Recyclable items should not be put in trash bags because they need to be visible.

Glass jars, aluminum cans, tin cans, #1 and #7 plastic items, books, junk mail, magazines, newspapers, office paper, and flattened cardboard boxes can be set out for recycling.

The city Recycle Center at Ash and Second Sts. will continue to accept materials as well.

According to a city press release, Hillsboro residents recycled more than five tons of material last year via curbside pickup.

Last modified April 6, 2016

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