More discussion on North Platte recycling programs

Concerned citizens met Tuesday to generate ideas for handling necessary changes to the North Platte recycling programs. Discontinuing yellow-top receptacles is one option to solve the sorting problem. (SOURCE: Melanie Standiford KNOP)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) Concerned citizens met Tuesday to generate ideas for handling necessary changes to the North Platte recycling programs. The community will be surveyed to get input before approaching North Platte City Council.

This is the second time a meeting has been held. The most important reason for necessary changes is the necessity of sorting. Pamela Pacheco of ABC Recycling informing those attending that contracts cannot be filled when items are mixed. This includes white paper mixing with magazines or newspapers.

Because this is so important, many options have been explored. Of those is the possibility of discontinuing the yellow-top curbside/ally receptacles. They also talked about raising the price of the yellow-tops to cover the expense of sorting items curbside.

There is also the option of limiting curbside recycling to very specific items.

The group plans to canvas the city's people to find out what they want, and what they will use. The option of adding more drop off sites with marked bins for specific items is another option. The canvas will survey via social media, e-mail, and through the post office.

The group attending is wanting as much feedback as possible from the community before approaching the North Platte City Council with recommendations.