Bluffs council supports pilot recycling program
The Scottsbluff city council Thursday expressed support for establishing a voluntary pilot recycling program with Waste Management similar to the one in Gering. The Gering program currently has one hundred people involved. The single stream receptacles don't require separation of recyclables.
Participants would not pay a monthly fee but would likely have to pay for the receptacles, although those already involved in Scottsbluff's program would get credits for the containers they already have.
Scottsbluff Mayor Randy Meininger said as many as 400 people in Scottsbluff could participate in the pilot program, and suggested talking to Gering about increasing its involvement to 200 to provide extra volume for Waste Management.
The council briefly discussed mandatory recycling for residents, but opted for the pilot program first to gauge interest in the single stream recycling effort.
The council supported keeping a full time drug enforcement officer in the WING Drug Task Force. The officer would be paid for by a federal grant if his responsibilities are 100% drug-related. The council supported that arrangement over an officer paid for by the city who would split duties between drug enforcement and patrol, and be partially funded by federal dollars.
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