ROANOKE - The subject of curbside recycling is again a topic for the village board, which they revisited at the Sept. 4 meeting. Earlier this year, they turned down an offer by Area Disposal Services, Inc. to contract for the service along with regular garbage service. Some residents objected to the idea because they did not want to use cans that are provided, although responses varied according to board members. Since then, the board asked residents to officially give their opinions.
According to board member Jeremy Hilton, around 150 people responded and of those, approximately 80 percent were in favor of the service if offered.
The board had planned to wait until its bulk recycling agreement with Kev’s Kans ended next year to reconsider offering the service. But, according to Hilton, prices for recyclables are going down, making the cost to offer curbside recycling go up. Hilton noted the added cost is now up to $3.50 per pickup and will likely continue to rise. Some or all of that cost will likely be passed on directly to residents via water bills.
See article on Sept. 13 Woodford County Journal newsstands