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McLean County, Ill.’s 20-Year Solid Waste Plan Could Include Recycling Ordinances

The new plan, which could be in effect through 2037, focuses on reducing solid waste costs and increasing the lifespan of the county’s future landfill.

Over the past two years, the Ecology Action Center (EAC), with input from stakeholders and the public, worked to develop a 20-year solid waste plan for McLean County, Ill.  The new plan, which could be in effect through 2037, focuses on reducing solid waste costs and increasing the lifespan of the county’s future landfill.

The plan also calls for a pilot program that would provide recycling services based on “geographically dense areas,” or areas where there is a high number of apartment complexes. This was one of the top requests made by the public.

WGLT has more details:

A top recycling request in Bloomington-Normal is to provide services at multifamily residences, such as apartment complexes.

The executive director of the Ecology Action Center (EAC), Michael Brown, said during GLT's Sound Ideas that a new 20-year solid waste plan for the county would address that issue, along with many others.

The EAC developed the new solid waste plan for McLean County over the past two years with stakeholders and public input. The current plan dates back to 1991. The new plan could be in effect through 2037 and works, in part, to reduce solid waste costs and increase the lifespan of the landfill that McLean County would use in the future. The current landfill in rural Bloomington is projected to close in early 2018. McLean County waste would then be trucked to the Pontiac Landfill in Livingston County.

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