As reported here on Locally Grown back in this April discussion thread, single sort recycling (AKA single-stream or co-mingled recycling) is arriving for Northfield. The containers arrived on my street (Heritage Drive) yesterday.
See the recycling page on the Rice County web site. New items now included:
Cardboard and food boxes (non-refrigerated). Items like cereal, pop, food boxes, etc., please flatten both types out before recycling.