Recycling Coordinator Anne Morse says participation in the program increased by 50% over the first year and the number of tons collected through the program has doubled.
Morse said these are unprecedented increases for mature programs like Winona County's and other counties are now considering curbside service for their rural areas too.
Morse says the success means more demand for the blue carts than the county has available, so residents are being advised to let the county know if there are any of the carts sitting around unused. You can email the locations to recyclingco.winona.mn.us.
For residents who have long driveways tow hooks are now available for $15 at the County Environmental Services Office at 225 West Second Street. They can be used with a vehicle that has a ball hook.