Tuesday we told you about the City of Sheridan Council work session where the results of the curbside recycling pilot program were presented. One of the participants in the program was none other than City Council President John Bigelow, who says that the convenience factor was a big plus for him.
While convenient, Bigelow did indicate that the City needs some hard numbers before a decision can be made on adopting a City wide curbside recycling program.
The two options that were presented to the Council earlier this week were either a voluntary or mandatory program. Estimates showed that the voluntary program would only increase the City's recyclables by 0.7% annually, while a mandatory program would net a 7% increase. The modest increase in the voluntary program is indicative of the voluntary market being maximized by the City's current drop-site recycling program.