B.A. Council Takes Up Recycling Program

Dec 5, 2017

 

File photo of Broken Arrow Council meeting
Credit City of Broken Arrow

The Broken Arrow City Council is expected to take action on a recycling pilot program at its Dec. 5 meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 220 S. First St.

 

The Citizens Recycling Committee recommends running two concurrent pilot programs encompassing 500 customers each. The first pilot would continue the collection of garbage in trash bags, but include a plastic cart for recyclables. The second pilot would include a cart for both trash and recycling services.

 

Both pilot programs would reduce pick up to once per week instead of twice and discontinue the use of City-provided trash bags. The estimated cost for running the two pilots projects is $300,000. If approved, funding would come from the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority.

 

Broken Arrow currently does not offer curbside recycling service, and the pilot program will help guide staff, the Committee and the City Council on future action steps regarding curbside recycling city-wide.