Recycling Department: Growing or Going?


The Shawnee County Recycling Department is in need of an overhaul. On Monday morning Steve Bolton, the Interim Director of the Shawnee County Recycling Department met with the Shawnee County Commission during their regular meeting.

"We are at the point of teetering right now. We either need to grow or go," said Bolton.

"For me, all of the options are on the table, including getting out of the recycling business." said Commissioner Vic Miller.

The commission will determine the future of the recycling department. Options range from expanding it to curb-side pickup for a fee to doing away with it completely.

"We need better sorting facilities. We need more people to do the sorting, " said Bolton.

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