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Public works recommends the continuation of recycling program


October 18, 2018

Since the cost to ship recyclables is lower than the price to ship municipal solid waste, Public Works Director Chris Cotta recommended that the borough continue operating its recycling program during an assembly meeting on Monday evening.

“Although the recycling markets continue to be unpredictable, the costs of our program have been reduced to the point where they can be accommodated within the current operating budget,” said Cotta.

Although the value of recyclables has continued to remain low, mixed paper, which makes up 1/3 of Petersburg’s recycling weight, has increased in value....

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