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Old 12-22-2009, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I've been looking at Iola and a neighboring area, Helvetia. I'm not exactly sure how these small towns are organized as far as services. One concern is trash pickup- do these little towns have a service to do that?
And I'm hoping that I'll never need it, but what about fire and ambulance service?
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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In most rural areas and very small towns, you are responsible for hauling trash, whether you do it yourself or contract with a refuse removal company to do it. Barrel-burning that which can be burned is not uncommon.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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As Drover said, once you are out of town, you have to hire someone to pick up your trash.

Waste Management is one of the trash pick up companies around here. The charge $59 a quarter or almost $240 a year for a 96 gallon container picked up weekly. I am sure the others charge about the same. It breaks down monthly to $12 for thrash, $4 dollars for recycs and I'm not sure what the other four dollars are for, probably fees, taxes, etc.

There are recycling centers where you can take your recyclables, one in Waupaca another in Iola I think. Waupaca even takes thrash for a dollar fifty a bag if you bring it in. I would assume a black garbage bag, not a kitchen thrash bag.

Like most small towns, Iola has a volunteer fire dept/emts, it's Iola/Scandanivia. I know a couple of people that are regulars on it. They are very capable.


Burning thrash is illegal and will get you fined. The only thing you can burn is personal papers.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thank you for the info, and thank you for not laughing a the question.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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No, they were all good questions! Well informed is well armed, no surprises. Glad we could be of some help.
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