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Spectrum - July 8, 2011

Editorial: Whither the recycling center?

With use of Recycling Center declining and the city facing a budget shortfall, talk of closing center is not environmental heresy

While the primary focus of Tuesday night's meeting of the City Council Finance Committee was how to address a $3.7 million deficit in the city's Refuse Fund, the newsworthy discussion focused on the idea of closing the Recycling Center in the Baylands.

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Posted by single bin user, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 11, 2011 at 6:13 am

This shouldn't be a flat fee. This should be a user-pays model. And it should apply to recycling in the same way it applies to trash. It's extraordinary that a residence with 2 recycling cans is going to pay the same as a family with one. A flat fee isn't equitable and isn't justifiable.


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