The blue recycling bins that currently are set up in a parking lot across from Decorah City Hall could be getting a new home.
The Downtown Decorah Betterment Association has asked that the bins detract from the look of downtown Decorah.
Winneshiek County Recycling owns the bins. They must be situated on public property, so City of Decorah officials say they will work with the county recycling program to find an acceptable alternate location.
The City's Betterment Committee has agreed to discuss the issue at its next meeting.
(Reader comments: Ellen e-mails: "I think the blue recycling bins do not detract from the look of downtown. I think they say that we are serious about doing the right thing." And Karl e-mails: "The bins are not the prettiest things in downtown Decorah, but they are not eyesores. The municipal lot is a great location because it is in the heart of downtown, next to City Hall and the Post Office. I'm not sure that there is a more efficient location.")