Aug 14, 2013 at 7:22 am
Grand forks is one step closer to purchasing over 12-thousand new containers for residents to toss their glass bottles...cans…and platics in. the 60 and 90 gallon bins would be delivered to homes in November as part of an enhanced recycling program. The city’s safety-service committee approved the purchase last night. Public works director todd feland says the six-year contract with recycling provider waste management has a 90 day out if they don’t like the way things are going.
The enhanced program will cost the average homeowner two-dollars-93 cents a month plus the cost of the container spread over three-years.
Councilman terry bjerke has been a vocal critic of the city’s recycling program but says this is the logical next step if the city plans to recycle.
Bjerke urged the public works department to develop a plan for homeowners who choose not to participate so they don’t get saddled with a 90 gallon can.