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Committee to vote on trash changes

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Changes in the way trash and recyclables are collected in La Crosse may be on the way. The Judiciary and Administration Committee will likely vote on the changes Tuesday night.

The new procedures would include switching to city supplied garbage and recycling carts. The changes are designed to increase recycling in the city.

"Just as a comparison, the statewide averages, when we compare ourselves to cities like Oshkosh and Janesville and Beloit, they recycle on average 40 lbs of recyclables per person, per year. The city of La Crosse is under 11 lbs," said Dale Hexom, director of public works for La Crosse.

Under the proposal there's another issue raising some concern-- yard waste would no longer be collected automatically. Residents would have to subscribe for that service. Weekly collection would cost $14.50 a month. Monthly collection would cost $8 a month.

If the committee approves the measure, it would go to the committee of the whole a week from Tuesday. The council could vote on the issue by May 9.

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