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Archive for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

City puts off decision on curbside recycling plan

December 11, 2012

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Lawrence city commissioners kept the process moving to start a citywide curbside recycling program but took no final action on the idea Tuesday.

Commissioners opened a public hearing on a general plan to create a curbside recycling program. But commissioners did not approve the plan, which largely is a procedural step required by state law. Instead, commissioners said they wanted to wait to have a discussion on the topic in January, when the city can review formal proposals from entities interested in providing the service.

The city opened the proposed recycling plan up for public comment, but no one spoke.

Comments

skinny 2 years ago

The city opened the proposed recycling plan up for public comment, but no one spoke.

That;s because nobody wants it!! It'll cost money. Money that nobody has right now!!

Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years ago

It is sad that the city uses their unlimited tax dollars to compete with local business. Businesses that actually put money into the system and we wonder why there is no money.

snitty 2 years ago

I fully support city-wide curbside recycling and am glad that it is being addressed. We need to be sorting garbage and treating it as a resource rather than indiscriminately plowing it into a hillside. As consumers we need to be more responsible about our waste, and the city should try to set a high standard by facilitating the collection of all the main categories of recyclables.

Centerville 2 years ago

Just so long as it's optional, be my guest.

KiferGhost 2 years ago

People in Lawrence have learned that all the protesting at the commission meetings is a waste of time, the decisions have been made in backrooms, perhaps minus the smoke now days.

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