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Normal Council tries new waste recycling company

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:10:36 CST
By: Rachel Darling

Normal Council tries new waste recycling company A new firm, Henson Disposal, will take over recycling of the Town of Normal's bulky waste, in an attempt at saving money and space in the local landfill. The Council approved an amendment to Normal's current contract with Republic Services of Bloomington to allow the town to work with the new plant. Councilman Jeff Fritzen noted the changes would not negatively impact local jobs...

"The town still picks the stuff up at your curb, and will deliver it to the Henson facility just so there's no confustion therer that we're outsourcing the pick up of bulky waste."
Normal will give the facility one year, starting in March 1st, to prove it is a better option. Councilman Sonja Reese expressed support for the change...

"From my standpoint if that's something that they can do it would be a good thing. It's fewer things that are going into the landfill, and more things that we can use again."
The Council also appointed two new members to its Asahikawa Sister City Committed: Robert Harrison, a teacher at Oakdale Elementary school, and a former exchange student of the program, Darren Sampson. Both Harrison and Sampson are Illinois State University alumni and have volunteered in the community for several years.

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