Myersville considers mandatory recycling to save money

Source: Gazette
Author: Connor Adams Sheets
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Date Published: 09/18/2008

Following in the footsteps of Thurmont and New Market, Myersville’s mayor and town council are considering a mandatory recycling ordinance aimed at reducing trash output by residents. Such an ordinance would benefit the county, as well as the town, according to Myersville town manager Kristin Aleshire. “I think it would provide two distinct benefits,” he explained. “One is keeping recyclable material out of the county landfill, and two is reducing the amount and cost of trash hauling on the town contract. If those two directives could be achieved, I think it will lead to other benefits down the road as well.”