A county in North Carolina scrambles to find a way to continue curbside recycling services, and West Virginia jurisdiction axes drop-off collection.
Forsyth County, N.C.: County leaders are exploring ways to continue curbside recycling after the current provider, Waste Industries, announced it didn’t want to renew the contract, according to the Winston Salem-Journal. Waste Industries cited low participation in the opt-in program as a reason the contract was unprofitable, and elected leaders are now discussing making recycling service mandatory, among other options.
Cabell County, W.V.: The drop-off recycling program serving the county will end at the end of the year. Funding has dried up for the program, and county leaders declined to send to voters a property tax increase to fund it, The Herald-Dispatch reported.
Fairbanks, Alaska: The city’s homeless rescue mission decided to end its recycling program, and now Fairbanks North Star Borough leaders are struggling to find a drop-off depot to replace it. Newsminer.com reports the local government planned to buy and retrofit a building to collect fiber, aluminum and plastic, but a further review showed it would cost millions of dollars to prepare the facility.