Congratulations, Caledonia! In 2012, residents recycled almost 10 percent more than in 2011.
According to a report from Village Engineer Mike Hayek, residents recycled 173 pounds per person, up from 160 pounds per person in 2011.
That means in 2012, a total amount of around 2,137.6 tons of stuff was recycled, up from around 1,977 pounds in 2011. Village residents also tossed out 7,417.5 pounds of garbage, making recylables almost 25 percent of what's collected.
"The money from recycling reduces collection costs to the citizens, landfill space and our use of raw materials," he said.
Residents can view the full report from Hayek's office attached to this story.