GF Recycling Study
The Grand Forks council will be asked next week to support sending out an R-F-P for the city’s recycling program. The request for proposals will go along way in determining whether the city maintains the current curbside program or transitions to a pay-as-you throw formula in combination with side load recycling units. Public Works Director Todd Feland says many of those decisions will be made in 2013. Costs for the existing curbside recycling program will go up approximately four-percent next year. The average residential customer will pay another nine cents -- or two-dollars-42 cents per month. During the next year the city will also look at whether to charge for picking up residential grass clippings in the summer and leaf pick-up in the fall. Last year residents recycled two-thousand-401 tons of stuff.