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Grant Will Help Greendale Add Curbside Recycling

Posted On September 01, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Greendale, Ind.) – It appears Greendale residents who have been clamoring for curbside recycling are about to get their wish.

Greendale Mayor Alan Weiss announced Friday on Eagle Country 99.3 that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has approved a $42,000 grant to start a curbside recycling program. The city is matching the grant with $42,000 of its own taxpayer funds.

“I think sometime probably early next year we will have curbside recycling in Greendale,” Weiss said. “Right now we’re kind of going through and working out the process to make it happen and doing it the right way.”

The pickup of recyclables may be performed by city crews on a different schedule that trash pickup service. Weiss said recycling could help save the city $20,000 per year on dumping feeds.

The mayor thanked Molly Resendes with the Dearborn County Solid Waste Management District for help landing the IDEM grant.

Weiss said curbside recycling was a top three issue that he heard from citizens while campaigning for mayor in 2015.