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Scottville to discuss increased recycling charge

July 15, 2018

No plans to pass onto residents

SCOTTVILLE — City officials Monday will consider approving an increase to charges for recycling provided by Republic Services that would add an additional $210 a month to Scottville’s bill.

The increase comes in the wake of added restrictions on allowable recycling and increased charges for processing imposed by China, where a majority of recyclable materials — not only from Michigan but across the country — are processed.

City Manager Amy Williams said the city has no intention of passing on the increased charges to residents for the time being.

“We’re going to keep everything the same and we’re just going to monitor the situation and see how it affects us,” Williams said, adding that recycling services are paid for by a millage and collected through the sale of city trash bags and newly available garbage bins.

“The millage is set, so we couldn’t increase the millage, so right now we have no intention of increasing anything,” she said. “We will monitor it for the next six months and see how it affects our bills, and six months down the line if it affects us drastically we might have to raise the cost of bags or something, but currently there’s no plan to do so.”

Read the full story in Saturday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Editions

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