Jun 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm
The grand forks council opted last night to kick the recycling can debate down the road for another two weeks. Members tabled action on a plan to expand the current recycling program to include drop-off containers. Supporters say it will increase participation and make it more convenient. Critics balk at the added expense of buying containers for every household. Councilman terry bjerke offered a suggestion….scrap the program entirely. Bjerke says it's a feel good program that costs the city too much money.
Residents currently pay two-dollars-42 cents per month to support recycling in the city. The council voted four-three to delay a new five year contract with service provider waste manangement. One question members want answered is how the company will market the program. Upwards of 40-percent of residents currently recycle.