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Single-stream recycling collection starts in Ishpeming Township

Glass still accepted at township hall; drop-off available Wednesday

From left, Steve Wing, a maintenance worker for Ely Township, and Jason Marietti, a maintenance worker for Ishpeming Township’s Department of Public Works, stand with the new Ishpeming Township recycling trailer at Ishpeming Township Hall during a glass collection event held in February for residents of Ely and Ishpeming townships. The event ran from 1 to 6 p.m. and will be repeated on the first Wednesday of each month at the Ishpeming Township Hall along U.S. 41. Ishpeming Township started offering single-stream recycling this week, meaning residents can place rigid and fiber materials together for recycling curbside. Those who would like to recycle glass can visit the township hall for the glass collection this Wednesday. (Journal photo by Katie Segula)

MARQUETTE — With single-stream recycling collection starting this week in Ishpeming Township, the township’s residents recently received new carts to hold their recyclable materials.

Cart distribution began April 28 and was expected to have wrapped up Friday, Ishpeming Township Supervisor Jim Nankervis said.

Single-stream collection, which allows residents to recycle fiber and rigid materials together on the same week, was to begin this week, he said previously.

Ishpeming Township received a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with municipal governments nationwide to partner them with private funders willing to invest in recycling systems.

“We are excited to see the commitment of Ishpeming Township to making it easier for members of the Marquette County community to recycle by providing new, lidded, rolling recycling carts,” Jill Martin, director of community programs at The Recycling Partnership, said in a press release.

Another grant was approved from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to advance the community’s recycling efforts, officials said.

For those who want to recycle glass, it will be collected behind the Ishpeming Township Hall building on the first Wednesday of each month. Officials will have a glass recycling trailer waiting for clean glass bottles and jars.

Ishpeming Township officials are asking residents to review a list of accepted recyclable materials at www.ishpemingtownship.com, which also has more information about the program.

Katie Segula can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242. Her email address is ksegula@miningjournal.net.

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