The council set a public hearing on the purchase of 200 new recycling cartons and potential changes to Tolland's recycling regulations at its Tuesday meeting.
in recycling levels, the town has been swapping out the 65-gallon recycling containers to 95-gallon containers for a limited number of interested residents, and currently has a waiting list of 117 residents who would like to switch.
The resolution proposes buying 200 more of the containers for $20,000 and for making the following changes to the town recycling regulations:
- Make the 95-gallon recycling container the standard size in the future
- Make the 65-gallon container the standard size for refuse
- Limit the number of refuse carts per household from two to one, while grandfathering in those residents who already use two containers
- Allow the town to predetermine its schedule for bulky waste pick up on an annual basis
The public hearing is set for the council's meeting on September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The council also approved a resolution allowing the town to apply for a $500,000 state "Main Street Investment Fund" grant. The town would use the grant money to fund the costs of a traffic light and widening of Route 195 to create turning associated with building a .
The proposed road would link Route 195 and Cider Mill Road, according to the agenda. The "Main Street Investment Fund" grant is specifically for towns with populations of less than 30,000 people.
The council meets next on September 11 at 7:30 p.m. The joint BOE/town council hour is scheduled for September 27 at 6 p.m. at the Fire Training Center.