Sunday, March 4, 2012

Glass Recycling Rates May Be Cut By Half

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM

When Boise City council members meet this Tuesday evening, they're exected to approve a drop in fees for curbside glass collection. If Boise lawmakers approve, the original subscription cost - $9.95 - drops to $5.50 a month.

"Many residents told us the price tag was out of reach for many families," said Mayor Dave Bieter in February. "I'm thrilled [Republic and Boise] have worked together to make the program more effective and accessible."

According to the Public Works Department, the reduction is expected to increase citywide participation to about 1,500 residential customers. The net effect of the reduced rates and increased participation will increase Republic's expenses, which will be, at least partially, offset by increased efficiency in the glass collection routes.

The new rate would be retroactively effective to March 1.

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