Mt. Jewett seeks input on recycling cost

MT. JEWETT – 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, Casella—the current operator of the former county landfill near Hutchins—is willing to place recycling bins in Mt. Jewett at a fee.Casella would empty the bins weekly at a cost of $145 per month—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 “has not been figured into the budget.”“If council would like to provide this service to the residents, we will have to figure where the money will come from,” Harp said.Paar said council is seeking “feedback” from the Mt. Jewett residents before making a decision on the recycling cost.“Is this something the community wants?” 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.See full article by purchasing the April 4 edition of The Kane Republican.