Gladewater weighs recycling program
POSTED: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:44pm
GLADEWATER — The Gladewater City Council on Thursday voted to survey property owners about support for a curbside recycling program.
The survey will be sent with residents’ water bills and will include such questions as how much money residents would be willing to pay for the service. Officials have estimated a curbside recycling program would cost residents an extra $1.75 to $2 per month.
The recycling program would make it so residents have one day of recycling and one day of regular trash collection. Right now, residents have two days of trash collection. A monthly recycling service is provided at City Hall for anyone who wishes to bring recyclables from their homes or businesses.
Councilman Delbert Burlison said he’s heard from many residents who say they would recycle if it were more convenient.
“It’s hard for families to come one weekend a month,” he said.
Burlison said he believes if the city offers a curbside recycling program that 80 percent to 85 percent of people would participate.