O’FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – O’Fallon City Council approved a major change to their recycling program.
The change will include discontinuing single-stream recycling. They will no longer pick up any paper products curbside. Instead, you will only be able to recycle containers (aluminum, plastic, glass) at the curb.
Paper will have to be taken into a facility to be recycled, if wanted.
Officials say this change is due to Resource Management, the current recycler, shutting down at the end of the month.
The city did investigate continuing single-stream recycling with Republic Services, but that would have cost the city about $1 million dollars a year.
City leaders hope and believe the new plan which include partnering with St. Peters to use their facility, at no-cost.
Under the old plan, the city created revenue from recycling, so now they will lose this revenue stream.
To address the big change, city workers will be inspecting every single recycling can for two weeks when the new plan rolls out on Oct. 29. Recycling cans will be tagged if residents are doing well with sorting and also tagged if residents are not doing a good job with sorting.
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