Yakima, Wash., Officials Consider Mandatory Recycling

The city currently sends 32,000 tons of trash per year to the landfill, and the city hopes to reduce that amount through recycling efforts.

Waste360 Staff, Staff

January 9, 2017

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Yakima, Wash., Officials Consider Mandatory Recycling

Yakima, Wash., officials are considering establishing a mandatory curbside recycling program as early as 2020. And in an effort to get the ball rolling with funding, garbage rates have increased approximately $1.13 to $1.28 per month.

The city currently sends 32,000 tons of trash per year to the landfill, and with the possible new program, the city hopes to reduce that amount through recycling efforts.

Yakima Herald-Republic has more information:

When Ruby Irving-Hewey moved to Yakima 2½ years ago, she says she was astounded to discover the city didn’t offer recycling.

“I don’t understand why we don’t do more of it here in Yakima because a city this size should have recycling,” said Irving-Hewey, who frequently attends City Council meetings.

But times may be changing. City officials are looking at establishing a mandatory curbside recycling program as early as 2020.

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