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Midwest City to consider curbside recycling

BY KAY HUNT, City of Midwest City Modified: January 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013
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Currently, the MA provides weekly sanitation service for 19,865 residential accounts.  The MA also operates an unmanned drop-off recycling center located on Jim White Drive.

William Janacek, Environmental Services Director, stated that Midwest City has been discussing the issue of curbside recycling for a number of years. 

“City officials have been looking into curbside recycling as a way for our city to take a big step in becoming greener.  Curbside recycling will definitely allow our citizens to actively participate in this process,” Janacek said.

Officials are considering collection intervals of every two weeks.  Based on the two bids that were received, the estimated cost to residents will run between $2.75 and $4.00 per month.

If this measure is passed by the MA, it would then go to the City Council for a vote.  If passed by the City Council, the program would begin on or around July 1, 2013.

 Public education will be provided for residents prior to the start of the recycling program.

(The city is interested in your opinion regarding curbside recycling.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss this service, please call 739.1066 or visit www.midwestcityok.org and click on the Curbside Recycling toolbar, located on the home page of the site.)