LIBERTY - A curbside recycling service for the city could help save money on tipping fees to haul garbage to a landfill.
Mayor Steve Sweeney suggested Wednesday night the City Council have a work session in March to discuss this and other problems concerning garbage disposal.
If the council goes along with the recycling proposal, curbside service could begin as early as April 1, Sweeney said.
He suggested recyclable plastics, magazines and newspapers be placed in plastic boxes on the curb to be picked up the same day as other garbage. The boxes will cost $4 each and be distributed to each household.
If the plan is approved, Sweeney said the city can save money because magazines and newspapers are heavier, which increases the cost of dumping in the landfill.