MT. JEWETT â€“ Do Mt. Jewett residents want the borough government to spend about $2,000 a year to have recycling bins returned to the borough?
This is the question posed Monday by the Mt. Jewett Borough Council at its meeting at the borough building.
According to a report from Borough Secretary-Treasurer Barb Harp, Casellaâ€”the current operator of the former county landfill near Hutchinsâ€”is willing to place recycling bins in Mt. Jewett at a fee.
Casella would empty the bins weekly at a cost of $145 per monthâ€”plus a fuel surcharge.
Council President Chuck Paar estimated the annual cost of the recycling service at about $2,000.
As Harp pointed out in her report, the cost for the recycling bins â€śhas not been figured into the budget.â€ť
â€śIf council would like to provide this service to the residents, we will have to figure where the money will come from,â€ť Harp said.
Paar said council is seeking â€śfeedbackâ€ť from the Mt. Jewett residents before making a decision on the recycling cost.
â€śIs this something the community wants?â€ť Paar asked.
Residents are urged to contact the borough office or council members with their thoughts on the issue.
In other business at the meeting, council:
*Authorized Harp to attend a seminar on the Americans With Disabilities Act. The forum is set April 26 at the Lantz Corners Conference Center.
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