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Mayors open to budgeting for recycling


The members of the Regional Board of Mayors are trying to wrap their arms around recycling again. This time they are talking about budgeting for a recycling program of sorts for 2016.

First, the mayors of the four towns making up the board will need to go to their respective councils to get an OK to spend some $13,000 for a recycling bin.

All four councils need to approve the expenditure before the RBOM can purchase a bin. Or, as Electric City’s clerk, Jackie Perman, pointed out, the RBOM might be able to rent a bin.

Recycling dominated Monday’s monthly meeting of the mayors.

It was suggested that a recycling bin should be located in Grand Coulee somewhere because it is central to the whole community.

The mayors seem interested in trying out the recycling idea for a year. If it doesn’t work out, Grand Coulee Mayor Chris Christopherson noted, they could have a “fire sale” on the bin.

Just what the community would try to collect with a recycling program wasn’t fully determined.

For the effort to go forward, the four mayors will need to sell their respective councils on the importance and practicality of recycling.

The Delano Transfer Station is operated under the auspices of the RBOM, comprising the mayors of Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, Electric City and Elmer City.

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