Approximately 250 Sheridan residents in the Sparrow Hawk and Mountain View Estates neighborhoods will soon have the opportunity to participate in a pilot curbside recycling program. Last night, an informational meeting was held for the potential participants at the old Highland Park School. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the details.
They say one man's trash is another's treasure--in this case, that is literally true. A significant difference about this curbside recycling program is that the pop cans and Cheerios boxes destined for recycling, will be bundled, shipped off and sold to an outside company that will sort the materials. Charles Martineau, Solid Waste Manager for the City of Sheridan, explains:
This pilot program is slated to begin the end of May and will last through January of 2011. During this period, Charles says they will analyze a variety of numbers to see if this pilot could become permanent and city wide:
This pilot program is primarily funded through a 31-thousand dollar EPA grant but also includes about 16-thousand in local matching funds.