Meridian Citizens Will Soon Be Able to Register for a Plastics Recycling Program... At Least, 1,500 Households Will 

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The City of Meridian is gearing up to become Idaho's second-biggest city to participate in a unique plastics recycling program, though it will be limited to 1,500 Meridian households.

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. Soon thereafter, the City of Boise partnered with Salt Lake City-based Renewlogy for a program where select plastic trash is collected and sent to the Utah company, which repurposes it into commercial diesel fuel. Through the spring and early summer, Boise began distributing orange Hefty EnergyBags to residences throughout the city.

In June, Garden City asked to participate in the same program in a limited fashion, paying $21,480 for 3,000 packages of the orange bags. And in mid-July, Meridian asked Boise to join the effort, paying $10,740 for 1,500 bags.

Interested Meridian households—again, limited to 1,500 on a first-come-first-serve basis—will be able to register online begin Monday, Aug. 27, at noon, to participate in the program at no additional cost. Meridian residents can find more information on the city's website by clicking here.
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