The City held a work session to discuss the City’s garbage and recycling contract. There’s no longer a market for recycling and China has stopped accepting recycling from other nations. The garbage company the City has its services with is passing on to the City what it would cost them to keep recycling, which the customers would have to pay. The City is considering several options (SEE DOCUMENT BELOW).
The City Council is trying no to do away with recycling completely. It’s considering doing away with recycling pickup at homes. In its place, the City would run a central recycling facility at the ADM property on Mill Street.
According to the Mayor, only 350-500 resident participate in the recycling program and all too often the recyclables that are collected are contaminated and have to be thrown away.
The City Council will make a decision at a future date. You can watch the meeting below.
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