Champlin Newsletter Spring 2011 : Page 1

SPRING EDITION Champlin Chronicle Single Sort Recycling Begins April 1 The new recycling carts are now being rolled out to prepare for the April 1 recycling single sort program start date. Because different trucks are used to collect the single sort carts vs. two sort bins you are asked to continue to use your two-sort bin until the first week of April when the new service starts. The City’s recycling contract only covers single-family through four-unit townhomes. Larger town home and apartment complexes as well as businesses contract independently for recycling service and will not be impacted by this change. city of Two-Sort Bins Residents may either keep their existing two-sort bin for storage or return it to City Hall. The City will be sending the returned bins to a recycling plant that specializes in plastics recycling. You can also return your bin during the Spring Recycling Event (details on page 10). ER C To ur of A lli n ed Waste Recyli ter en C g Carts Collection Dates Recycling will continue to be collected on the same day of the week as your refuse; however, it will only be collected every other week. A calendar with the weeks for service will be provided to individual homeowners from Champlin Refuse Inc. as a direct mailing and/or as part of the packet of information that will be attached to the cart when it is delivered. Please contact City Hall if you do not receive your calendar. To begin with everyone will be provided with a 60-gallon cart. You are asked to try out this new cart for two months before changing sizes. Then, if you decide you can use a smaller 30-gallon cart size or need a larger 90-gallon cart, you can make a change. If you are at the largest recycling cart size you can add additional carts as needed. There will be a cart exchange fee after January 1, 2012. Prior to that date there is no charge to change recycling cart sizes one time per household. There is no charge to add additional carts. There is no charge to have your cart permanently removed. DO NOT recycle these items: Yes! Please Recycle these Items: WHAT’S INSIDE 4 • Market Value Notices Mailed in March 7 • City-Wide Garage Sale 8 • Police Citizen’s Academy 10 • Recycling Drop-Off Event 12 • 2011 Road & Utility Projects 14 • Parks & Rec Spring Events 15 -16 • Spring Tree Sale Newspaper & Newspaper Inserts Magazines & Catalogs Junk Mail & Envelopes (all types) Cardboard (flatten boxes and put in cart) Office and School Papers (colored paper, too) Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes) Brown Paper Bags (grocery type) Aluminum Cans Tin and Steel Cans Plastic Milk Jugs Plastic Bottles (with necks only) Phone Books Glass Jars & Bottles (All of these items go in the Garbage cart) No Plastic Bags No Food Waste No Pizza Boxes No Egg Cartons No Food Tainted Items No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons No Aluminum Foil No Plastic Cups & Silverware No Aerosol Cans No Plastics other than Bottles (no #3 thru 7 plastics) No Juice Boxes/Bags No Garbage or Yardwaste Material No Ice Cream Cartons 2 011

Single Sort Recycling Begins April 1

The new recycling carts are now being rolled out to prepare for the April 1 recycling single sort program start date. Because different trucks are used to collect the single sort carts vs. two sort bins you are asked to continue to use your two-sort bin until the first week of April when the new service starts.

The City’s recycling contract only covers single-family through fourunit townhomes. Larger town home and apartment complexes as well as businesses contract independently for recycling service and will not be impacted by this change.

Collection Dates

Recycling will continue to be collected on the same day of the week as your refuse; however, it will only be collected every other week. A calendar with the weeks for service will be provided to individual homeowners from Champlin Refuse Inc. as a direct mailing and/or as part of the packet of information that will be attached to the cart when it is delivered. Please contact City Hall if you do not receive your calendar.

Two-Sort Bins

Residents may either keep their existing two-sort bin for storage or return it to City Hall. The City will be sending the returned bins to a recycling plant that specializes in plastics recycling. You can also return your bin during the Spring Recycling Event (details on page 10).

Carts

To begin with everyone will be provided with a 60-gallon cart. You are asked to try out this new cart for two months before changing sizes. Then, if you decide you can use a smaller 30-gallon cart size or need a larger 90-gallon cart, you can make a change. If you are at the largest recycling cart size you can add additional carts as needed.

There will be a cart exchange fee after January 1, 2012. Prior to that date there is no charge to change recycling cart sizes one time per household. There is no charge to add additional carts. There is no charge to have your cart permanently removed.

The City has attempted to identify vacant homes, however with the ever changing market there may be homes that receive a recycling cart that shouldn’t. The carts will be automatically collected the following week if it is determined that the home is vacant. If you see a cart outside after this first week, please notify the City.

The City now offers three sizes of refuse (i.e. garbage) carts, if you find that you are recycling more as a result of the new single sort program and are able to downsize your refuse container, please call City Hall to change sizes.

A 90-gallon refuse cart is $24.76 per month, a 60-gallon cart is $20.68 per month and a 30-gallon cart is $16.60 per month.

From January 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011 there shall be no cost to change refuse cart sizes. After August 1, 2011, the cost shall be $20 per exchange.

The Champlin Environmental Resources Commission and City Council hope that residents who already recycle will continue to support this environmental effort and residents who have been reluctant to recycle because of the hassle factor will give this new program a try. The new carts are on wheels making them easier to move to the curb, they have a lid to prevent flyaways and you can place all items into the cart without sorting!

Cart Storage

Recycling and refuse containers must be properly stored in accordance with City Code Chapter 46-Solid Waste, Section 46-21(c). While not required for backyard storage, refuse and recyclables stored in the front yard, street side yard or along a side yard must be screened so as to provide a visual barrier to the street and/or neighboring property. Required screening shall consist of fencing or Vegetation consisting of a compact evergreen or deciduous hedge providing a minimum year round opaqueness of 80 percent and be of sufficient height to achieve screening but not to exceed six feet in height. A building permit is not required to construct a screening structure; however, you must follow the regulations for construction.

Acceptable Materials

The most exciting thing about the new single sort program is that you can toss your cans, glass, newspapers and plastic water bottles into the cart without sorting them by type of material. We ask that you still follow the same rules for cleaning your containers to remove any food debris and separate nonrecyclable elements from the core item in order to produce a high quality product at the other end of the market.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the new single sort program, want to change cart sizes or have your cart removed, have a complaint about outside storage or need a calendar, please contact the City Offices at Establishing property values requires careful valuation of every house and knowledge of the overall housing market year by year. There are four major steps to establishing accurate assessments:

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