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Town of Shelby to transition to automated trash pick-up

TOWN OF SHELBY, Wis. (WKBT) - Town of Shelby residents can look forward to changes to their trash pick up.

The town is switching its 1,800 residents to an automated system, similar to La Crosse and Onalaska, but for garbage only.

Recycling is staying the same, except cardboard can now be put in the bins.

The carts will be delivered in about a month and residents can start using them in April. "We went to this because it's going to save Hilltoppers quite a bit of time, they're going to go to two days instead of three days for pick up, it's going to be easier on them because the mechanical arms lift these, and it brings down our cost," said Town Supervisor Tim Ehler.

The change is estimated to save Shelby about $25,000 a year.

Everyone will get a 65-gallon cart unless you call the town hall and ask for a smaller one. You can also call Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling if you would like to purchase a second cart.

Ehler says old garbage cans can be dropped off during dumpster days at the Town Hall.


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