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May 2, 2014

TCI steps up; but will Rock enforce recycling?

E-waste recycling, bulk trash set

SLIPPERY ROCK — Tri-County Industries Inc. has made sure every rental property in Slippery Rock that is considered a multi-family unit has received a recycling bin, a considerable task, according to borough officials.

Everyone who is entitled to receive one of the blue bins should receive one - which is stated in the borough's contract with Tri-County - but that wasn't the case, landlord Bonnie Davis had said at several council meetings; she wanted the 95-gallon totes for her tenants.

Borough solicitor Neva Stanger assured Davis on March 18 that she was working things out with Tri-County, and on Tuesday the attorney described the details of the plan, which was mainly handled by Tri-County.

The first part of the project involved Tri-County figuring out how many rental units exist in the borough and whether they are Tri-County customers.

If they pay for recycling and didn't already have a bin, they got one, Stanger said, adding there are several sizes available.

In some instances, Tri-County found the number of water meters didn't match the number of units in a building, so those bills may need adjusted; garbage is billed according to the number of water meters in the borough.

"Tri-County - they stepped up and did it," Stanger said.

During public comment, Davis thanked them for getting that taken care of, but questioned whether council will enforce the borough's recycling ordinance, especially since a lot of people don't recycle, she said.

The ordinance is "almost a nightmare" to enforce, and it says if the trash hauler finds recycling and regular garbage in the same bin, they don't have to take it, resident Chuck Brochetti said. "I don't know how you're gonna enforce that," he said. "If you're gonna enforce it, please notify people."

Council members agreed it is difficult to enforce and they plan to discuss it at their May 20 workshop meeting.

In other business Tuesday, council members:

■ Announced electronic waste recycling will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25 and 26 at the Slippery Rock University Recycling Center on Kiester Road; access is behind the SRU police station; signs will be posted.

■ Said spring bulk trash pickup is May 16. Put outside no sooner than 24 hours in advance. Info: www.srboro.net

Published April 19, 2014, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.

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