Sioux City may cut curbside glass recycling

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City is considering an end to curbside glass recycling because of impractical costs associated with it.

The City Council is expected to vote Monday in favor of removing glass from the list of items that can be thrown into curbside recycling bins. The city’s Environment Advisory Board says glass has declined in value, making its processing impractical without passing higher costs to customers.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/17FoUrR ) all five council members say they plan to approve the change, which would go into effect in July. They will encourage residents to cash in bottles for refunds instead.

Plastic, glass and paper processing has been available in Sioux City since 2006. Property owners pay $1.75 per month.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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