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New recycle bin arrives in Holyoke PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Lee   
Residents will see a change in how they dispose of their recyclables in Holyoke and Haxtun.

A big new blue bin was dropped off Friday, Oct. 22 just west of the city offices in Holyoke. The bin is one of three shared with Haxtun.

The bins come as part of a grant facilitated through the town of Haxtun, Haxtun students and teacher Alan Nall and funded through the state of Colorado. The grant is called Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund and totals $33,880.

One bin will be located in each town with the other being used when a bin needs to be emptied. U.S. Recycling in Ogallala, Neb. will empty the bins once full and will keep the extra bin on hand.

HHS students Heather Duester and Marci Vasa stand with Tammie Timm next to the
new recycling storage unit located near the city office in Holyoke. The bin comes as
part of a grant written by Haxtun students and Alan Nall in collaboration with HHS
student leadership, Holyoke Recycles and the towns of Haxtun and Holyoke.  
—Enterprise photo

The bins will accept aluminum and tin cans, #1 and #2 plastic and paper. Items not allowed include plastic bags, Styrofoam and cardboard. The cardboard trailer that was located near the railroad tracks has been moved beside the new container at the Holyoke City Office parking lot.

HHS students Heather Duester and Marci Vasa along with Tammie Timm of Holyoke Recycles, worked with the towns of Holyoke and Haxtun, Haxtun students and teacher Alan Nall to make the project possible.

Wildhorse Machine Shop of Haxtun built the three storage containers and Legg Creations created the signage.

A second unit was dropped off near the recycling center by the railroad tracks so the building could be cleaned out and locked, according to Timm.

Anyone with questions concerning the new storage units may contact the City of Holyoke at 854-2266 or Timm at 854-2284.