Curbside Recycling Pilot Program Presentation

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The City's curbside recycling program was well liked by those who participated in it.
The City's curbside recycling program was well liked by those who participated in it.

The Sheridan City Council held a work session Monday to hear the results from the Curbside Recycling Pilot program that began last summer and wrapped up in February.

City Recycling Coordinator Shanon Short discussed the cost increase that would be incurred by residents for both a mandatory and voluntary curbside program.

Short indicated that the City would get the most bang for their buck going with a mandatory program.

The price tag for the start up of a voluntary curbside recycling program is $720,000, while implementing a mandatory program would run in the neighborhood of $2.8 million. The price difference is because the City's current recycling facility is not capable of handling a mandatory City wide program.

Short says that a lot needs to be done before any kind of decision is made regarding the future of curbside recycling in Sheridan.

There were 150 participating households from the Sparrow Hawk, Mountain View, and Cloud Peak Ranch subdivisions that took part in the program.

The total cost of the pilot program was $47,626, with $31,000 of that coming in the form of an EPA grant and the rest from matching funds from the City of Sheridan.

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