FRUIT HEIGHTS – City leaders are seeking public input on whether or not to offer city-sponsored curb side recycling to residents.
A public hearing on the option will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Fruit Heights’ City Hall, 910 S. Mountain Road.
City council members “want to receive input from the citizens,” said Brandon Green, city manager. “They want to get the feel for what the public would like and then the decision will be made.”
In past council meetings, members have expressed support for recycling. Some, however, didn’t want the city to compete with a private company, Mountain West Recycling, which offers recycling services to city residents for $10 a month.
If there is interest in a city-wide recycling program, Green anticipated institution of a 60-day process that would give residents the chance to opt out of the program by providing a written request to city hall.
The city program would cost between $3.80 and $4 per month, Green said. Robinson Waste would pick 90-gallon cans up every other week. That company contracts with the city for garbage pick-up and green-waste recycling.