COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The City of Coldwater switched over to carted recycling one year ago, and according to City Manager Jeff Budd, the amount of recyclable materials collected has, on average, increased 10 tons a month. Coldwater residents have recycled 456 tons of material over the past 12 months, or roughly 15% of the total trash collection.
Speaking of trash, Budd reminds residents that there will NOT be a City-wide trash pickup this year, nor will there be an electronics pickup. There will, however, be a household hazardous waste collection scheduled for next month. Budd also notes that the biannual hydrant-flushing program by BPU employees will begin on Monday.
The first of three county-wide scrap tire recycling events will take place from 9am-12pm today at the Branch County Human Services Building on 570 Marshall Rd north of Coldwater. Scrap tires will also be collected on the following two Saturdays, September 28 and October 5. Tires will be collected on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be limited to 7 car or truck tires or 1 tractor or semi tire per vehicle. Branch County government and the Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium are sponsoring the recycling event via a Michigan DEQ Scrap Tire Grant.