Boise Council to Consider Meridian Joining City's Plastics Repurposing Program 

The Boise City Council will consider a Memorandum of Understanding, which would give a green light to the City of Meridian's participation in Boise's Hefty EnergyBag recycling program at the Boise Council's regularly scheduled city council meeting July 16.

On the docket at that meeting is a MMU between the neighboring cities, in which Meridian will agree to pay Boise for 1,500 packages, each containing 26 of the orange recycling bags, at $7.16 per bag, for a total of $10,740.

The item is on the Boise City Council's consent agenda, meaning, if it passes, it is likely to do so without discussion by the City Council.

In January 2018, China announced it would no longer accept recyclable materials from the United States, prompting cities across the country to scramble for solutions. The City of Boise partnered with Salt Lake City-based Renewlogy, which breaks down plastics into commercial diesel fuel. Eligible materials for that program will be collected in orange Hefty recycling bags that have already been distributed in Boise, and will then be shipped to Salt Lake for processing.

There is no word yet on when Meridian is expected to roll out its extension of Boise's program. It is the second city to partner with the City of Trees; the first was Garden City, which began its participation in early June. Garden City paid $21,480 for 3,000 packages of the recycling bags.
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