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Tennessee Town Shuts Down Recycling Program

Tennessee Town Shuts Down Recycling Program

South Pittsburg's volunteer recycling program has been shut down after a unanimous vote by the City Commission last week.

City Administrator Sammy Burrows said an official with WestRock in Kimball, Tenn., formerly known as RockTenn, contacted him about the city's recycling program recently.

"The deal was that RockTenn would pay the haul bill if they got our recycling materials," he said. "[WestRock] has looked at that and are having to cut out paying the haul bill on that."

At the South Pittsburg City Commission's October meeting, Burrows asked the board to set policy on the matter since the town would have to pay that bill now.

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