ROCKFORD (AP) — Residents in Rockford are getting new recycling bins.
About 51,000 homes are to receive larger, 32-gallon recycling bins. They'll replace 18-gallon bins this spring. The city is in the process of finalizing a seven-year contract with Rock River Disposal for curbside waste removal.
The Rockford Register Star reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1aGHGTd) that the city's recycling rate has typically been below the national average.
Illinois Recycling Association President Marta Keane says the larger containers are a good thing. She says it sends a message to residents to recycle more.