NP City Council takes up recycling program during work session

The North Platte City Council held a work session Monday to discuss the city's current recycling program. The council is expected to vote on the proposal their meeting on Tuesday. (Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV).

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV The North Platte City Council held a work session to discuss the city's current recycling program Monday.

ABC Recycling handles about 80% of the city's recyclables.

In June, ABC Recycling owner Pamela Pacheco addressed the council , to express how she would like to take over the paper products dumped into the "yellow-top" trash cans placed in the city's alleys.

There is a plan to pay ABC Recycling a flat rate of $70.50 a ton.

The proposal will cost the city about $28,000 for the 2019 - 2020 fiscal year.

It comes after discussions on how to make the city's recycling program sustainable. Currently, there is a problem with people not using recycling receptacles and drop off sites correctly, which is costly for the city and ABC Recycling.

The council will vote on the proposal at their Tuesday meeting.

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