Sheldon, Iowa — If you live in Sheldon and you put your trash on the curb for collection once a week you are just about out of time to acquire one of the newly-mandated automated-capable garbage cans. You have to have one by this Wednesday, July 1st.
Sheldon City Manager Sam Kooiker says Sheldon’s two garbage haulers approached the City Council last year requesting a change to the new style cans.
(As above) “The city is part way through a three year contract with the garbage hauler. Sheldon has two, and the garbage haulers came to the city last year and asked for assistance in encouraging people to switch to an automated capable can. And we’re talking now about the garbage cans right now, and not recycling cans. So the city agreed to pass an ordinance amendment, in exchange for them being willing to increase their recycling pickup.”
Kooiker says there are two sizes of the new cans available, depending upon how much garbage your family accumulates each week.
(As above) “The standard size is sixty-five gallon. We’re also offering the ability, if people want they can have a thirty-two gallon can. The cans can be purchased from three different places in town, or they can be purchased outside of town too, if people really want to. We do prefer, obviously, that people buy it locally, but it’s we’re leaving it to them.”
The new type containers are available by calling your garbage hauler, DeKruif Disposal, or Schwarz Sanitary Service. The Sheldon City Ordinance mandating the new cans goes into effect Wednesday.