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City to no longer offer recyclable bags

Friday, January 18, 2013

The City of Brazil recently announced it would no longer offer recyclable bags to residents.

On Friday, Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen told The Brazil Times the city has offered the bags since 1987.

However, she said the city recently ran out of the bags, which were donated to the city by an anonymous individual.

McQueen said the city looked into the cost of purchasing more recyclable bags to offer residents, but found the cost would have increased.

She said in the past, the bags were available to residents at a cost of $5 per bag. However, after looking into purchasing more bags, the cost would have risen to $10 per bag.

McQueen said Wallace Bros. Disposal, Brazil, does offer recyclable bags at a cost of $6 and will be offering those to residents.

McQueen added Wallace Bros. Disposal would also pick the bags up with regular trash.

"Now, the city takes all garbage to Wallace Disposal," McQueen said.

McQueen said the city used the profits from the recyclable bag program to benefit the Brazil City Sanitation Department.

Wallace Bros. Disposal representative Ryan Wallace told The Times the company recycles what it can at its location on United States 40. However, he said the organization does not recycle glass or Styrofoam.

For more information on purchasing the recyclable bags, call 443-5904.

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