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Curbside recycling may no longer exist

Published: Aug. 19, 2020 at 6:34 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Lack of funding for recycling in North Platte could be sending recyclable materials to the trash. However, Mona Anderson with Keep North Platte Beautiful has a solution if the curbside recycling program ends.

“We don’t want to see curbside recycling go away,” Anderson said. “We are going to bolster the drop-off sites around town making more drop off sites available for people.”

The city council is discussing the issue of North Platte’s recycling budget on September 1 in hopes of finding a solution. News 2 asked members of city council what their thoughts were on recycling options. Andrew Lee of Ward 3 said he believes recycling is very important for North Platte’s community.

“The best long-term solution is removing the curbside recycling, but providing more drop-off sites and working with Keep North Platte Beautiful to promote the new sites and new program,” Lee said.

Often times when people are looking to relocate, they tend to look at how eco-friendly the city is. This can really affect whether or not that family will move there. “They are looking for somewhere that is environmentally friendly. They want those amenities,” Anderson said.

If you want your voice heard, reach out to your city council member before September 1. Be sure to explain how important curbside recycling is to you and your family.

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