2009-12-13 / News

Recycling good for business?

By Jeanne Marcello Staff Reporter

CHESANING TOWNSHIP – During the December meeting of the Chesaning Township Board, the issue of offering recycling for businesses was addressed. Township Clerk Sue Emmendorfer was discouraged that Chesaning Township reportedly has just 8 percent of its solid waste collected as being recycled.

When township residents were recycling on a much larger scale, it helped to keep the cost of curbside trash collection low. If the recycling collection doesn’t increase soon, Emmendorfer anticipates an increase in the cost of curbside trash service.

Considering the sharp drop in recyclables collected, she asked if it’s possible that the paper drives might be contributing to the significant reduction in the township’s recycling collections.

Chesaning Township Building & Zoning Administrator Samuel Foreman asked, “Why aren’t businesses invited to recycle?”

Emmendorfer responded, “I’m wondering how to recycle for businesses.”

There was some brief discussion about a recycling program for businesses that was initiated by students in Montrose. The township board talked about looking into business recycling further.

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