After pressure mounted from residents of Casper, Wyoming, the town’s city council has reluctantly changed course and agreed to approve a contract to recycle the city’s electronic waste rather than start dumping it in the landfill.
The council has originally rejected the contract as a cost-saving measure.
The Casper Star Tribune has more:
Council rejected a contract last month to renew the recycling program, which is mandated by city law, and initially declined to revisit the issue.
But Mayor Kenyne Humphrey decided to bring it back for discussion, and at Tuesday’s work session council members agreed to reinstate the program despite many still believing that recycling electronics was unnecessary.
“From a reality standpoint there’s not a lot of gain,” said Councilman Charlie Powell. “But I am sensitive that there is a push for this and there are a lot of people who believe this is important to do.”