Caledonia residents will be able to roll their recycled garbage to the curb in a cart instead of using those blue bins starting this spring.

John’s Disposal Service Inc., the company the village contracts with to pick up garbage and recycling, will deliver new recycling carts and an information packet beginning March 28. The collection schedule will remain unchanged for most in the village, according to a press release from the village.

Once property owners have the carts, they will be required to start using them beginning April 11. Residents can keep the old recycle bins or recycle them by putting them in the new carts.

In November, several residents requested that the village look at using recycling carts with the hope that more people would recycle their garbage. The cost of the carts to taxpayers would increase their recycling fee $6 per year. But the upside is that other communities — like Racine — saw a 40 percent increase in the amount of recycling because they had larger containers available to them to use, said Caledonia village administrator Tom Christensen.

For more information, call John’s Disposal at 1-888-473-4701 or email

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