The Aspen, Colo., single stream recycling program will continue for another year as the City Council has a larger discussion about a future expansion of the city’s recycling program.
The City Council recently approved to have the city pay as much as $500,000 to continue its current program at the Rio Grande Recycling Center with an agreement to phase in targeted collection by August 2020, according to The Aspen Times. The report notes that the move comes after Pitkin County moved to mandatory curbside recycling earlier this year and has since informed the municipal government that it was pulling its funding for a hauler to pick up recyclables at the recycling center.
The city’s environmental health specialist will now solicit proposals from potential vendors to collect, sort and haul materials from the recycling center for next year.
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Aspen City Council agreed Monday to have the city pay as much as $500,000 to continue the single-stream recycling program for a year at the Rio Grande Recycling Center.
Council agreed that the city should phase in targeted recyclable collection by August 2020.
In the meantime, council will have a larger discussion about the future of the city’s recycling program and how it can grow to include compost and other materials.