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|New Recycling Program May Come to Knoxville
|Residents of Knoxville may soon have a new way to dispose of a number of items that could save the city money down the road.
The Knoxville City Council Monday night met with Paul Jaquet from Eagle Enterprises Recycling in Galva about the possibility of starting a new recycling program in town that could lower the overall costs of hauling trash to the landfill.
Jaquet said it would only cost the 1,200 or so households in Knoxville around $3.80 a month to participate in a bi-weekly pickup of recyclable goods. Jaquet told the Knoxville City Council there are a number of items his recycling business will pick up as part of the new program. "It is quite an extensive list," Jaquet said. "It's the largest list of anyone around -- hardback books, paperback books, glass, light steel, aluminum foil, lawn chairs. We can pull it out as long as it's on our list."
Jaquet says his business could provide a 64-gallon toter on wheels with a lid. He thinks that by giving at least one to every household, it could increase the amount of people who decide to use the recycling program.
Aldermen on the council seemed to embrace the idea, and were happy to hear that the more that is recycled, a lower amount of trash would be hauled to the landfill and therefore cost the city less for garbage disposal.
The council will vote to possibly accept the new program at their meeting in September.
To find out more information on Eagle Enterprises Recycling, CLICK HERE.
(Paul Jaquet of Eagle Enterprises displays one of the company's recycling totes while talking with the Knoxville City Council Monday night. WGIL News Story and Photos by Dominic Fortini.)
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