County Recycling In Question

The former Bond County Recycling facility.

In their meeting Tuesday morning, the Bond County Board heard from Kim Taylor of Fayco Enterprises concerning their involvement in the county recycling program. Fayco regularly picks up recyclable material from the Bond County Recycling Center, however, as has been reported recently, commodity prices are dropping and expenses are increasing. Taylor said Fayco is currently providing the service at a cost to themselves, which cannot continue.

Taylor said Fayco is working with the City of Vandalia to determine if the service can carry on. If it does, she said it will have to be done at a cost to the county. She estimated the fee to be around $90 per pickup.

The recycling center, located just off Rt. 40 east of Rt. 127 behind the Greenville Veterinary Clinic, is a joint venture by Fayco, Bond County, and the Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Emily Hartmann, of the Bond County Soil & Water Conservation District, asked the board their feelings about the potential future for the center. Board Chairman Howard Elmore said the board wasn’t prepared to make any statements. He and board member Eldon Young each expressed support for the program, but noted the financial impact, should a fee be imposed, would be a deciding factor.

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