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Letter: Recycling Center needs to be reopened

James Roberts writes to Fiscal Court:
I would like to know when we as a community can expect our recycling center to open back up for not only the needs of our citizens, but to keep in check how much recyclable waste is going into our landfills every week.

This issue was to be addressed after June, 2021 from what I understand.

Pulaski County has a very unique recycling system that includes not only cardboard, paper and plastics, but they also take glass and styrofoam products to.

They're making it work. So can we. I know that they are a larger county with more tax base. That should not be an excuse for us not to be doing the same thing also. Sometimes having a service for your citizens and community can mean that you have to break even or occasionally lose money.

I know that there are other areas in city and county services that don't always do well. That's just part of it. If things are budgeted right then the ones that are profitable can help offset the ones that are not.

You can start with using jail inmates, community volunteers and elected officials to sacrifice their time to make things work. That's what elected officials are supposed to to do. Serve not only the ones who voted for you, but all citizens! Just my opinion on this matter. - James Roberts

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