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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

ljreader 1 year, 4 months ago

It is NOT the role of the City to put their citizens out of business. Have the owners of the recycling businesses in town contributed to the tax base of this city only to be put out of business by the public servants that only get paid because WE (including the business owners) pay them? They work for us- they shouldn't be working against us. They are our employees- not our bosses.

We don't need a nanny commission making sure that we recycle. We do not need the City of Lawrence digging any deeper into our pockets than they are already. Any use of City recycling should be optional- not we're going to pile another fee onto your bills whether or not you use the service. And since the new mandatory trash carts that recently got dumped on our curbs are going to save us money, just when can we expect to see a decrease in our billing?

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MacHeath 1 year, 4 months ago

If anyone can figure out how this process can pay for itself, even in expended resources, recycling would make sense. It would be great it one could go beyond that, and make it pay for itself. It seems crazy to throw good resources, after bad.

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KiferGhost 1 year, 4 months 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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Centerville 1 year, 4 months ago

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

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snitty 1 year, 4 months 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.

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 1 year, 4 months 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.

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skinny 1 year, 4 months 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!!

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