Ribbon Is Cut on Recycling Center

Sheridan Mayor John Heath cuts ribbon on new recycling operations. Behind him is the city's recycling mascot, Bin-jamin Blue. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan Mayor John Heath cuts ribbon on new recycling operations. Behind him is the city's recycling mascot, Bin-jamin Blue. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A new program was unveiled this week that's intended to help Sheridan residents in their efforts to “go green.” Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has details.


A new recycling center, upgraded and improved to facilitate the new city-wide curb recycling program in Sheridan, starts full operations this week at the city service center on KROE Lane. A ribbon-cutting shortly after noon on Monday unveiled the new baler and conveyor belt system, and introduced the two new full-time employees, to city, county and state officials.

In remarks preceding the ribbon-cutting, Sheridan Mayor John Heath outlined the history of recycling in the city, which started in 2007.

He said the city has been recycling about 1,800 tons each year for the past few years. The mayor said the city is now taking the next step, with a curbside recycling program that will start on Aug. 3. City Public Works Director Nic Bateson said business curbside recycling will launch this week, then between now and Aug. 3, the city will get ready to pick up recycling every other week from more than 6,000 households in the city. He explained what will happen between now and Aug. 3.

Cost of the new recycling program will be $3 a month.

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Paul Larson, city supervisor for recycling and solid waste. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Paul Larson, city supervisor for recycling and solid waste. (Photo by Pat Blair)
City crew attaches straps at baler. (Photo by Pat Blair)
City crew attaches straps at baler. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Bale of cardboard being removed for weighing. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Bale of cardboard being removed for weighing. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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