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If you want to recycle, tell city council

Letter to the Editor


To all Grand Coulee residents. The Grand Coulee City Council Meeting is July 7th (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. Recycling will be a big topic of discussion at this meeting. Whether or not recycling will be available in this area will most likely be decided at this meeting.

Right now, there are two options they are looking at. A communal bin that will accept cardboard and soda cans, etc. that will be at a local area for drop-off, and curb side. Curb side is out of the price range for our small community, in my opinion, and has pretty much no chance even though it would also include more recyclable materials. But the communal bins is a very negligible amount, like $0.25-$0.50 per person to recycle a year.

Most of the city council seems completely against any recycling in this community. If you would like the ability to recycle in this community a lot easier than right now, and not have to pay for cardboard recycling, please show up at the next meeting and let your voice be heard. If no one shows up, there is no way that any recycling program will be started in this town. Most people on the council do not see the benefits of it and do not want this to pass.

So please, let your voice be heard on this issue. On too many issues in the area, people have strong opinions on issues, but without public input, the city council is left to do what they want.

Jennifer Nielsen

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