When eudorareporter.com talked with Kevin Weldon of Honey Creek Disposal yesterday we asked the question “Would there be costs or rental fees for recyclers”? The answer we were given was no that it would be part of the regular service. Weldon later informed Eudorareporter.com, after the story was posted, that there would in fact be a $5 per month fee for the voluntary curbside recycling program. The monthly fee for this voluntary program would be added to the bill you currently receive for various services from the city of Eudora.
When asked about when this proposal would be ready for City Council, Weldon,stated “I hope to have the proposal ready for the City Council in two or three weeks “. If the proposal is presented and adopted by the City Council in enough time, Weldon hopes to have the program start as soon as January 2011.
The plan is currently being redesigned to use 65 gallon carts as opposed to bins which would need to be placed curbside. These carts would be similar to carts currently in use for trash disposal though smaller in size.
Weldon stated that the recyclable materials would include cardboard, chipboard (for example: cereal boxes or cracker boxes), rigid plastics, newspaper, office paper, magazines, phone books, tin cans and aluminum. Glass, Styrofoam, and PVC would not by allowed under the program.
Prior to implementation of the proposed plan, residents would be provided information on all materials allowed for recycling.
When Kevin Weldon bought Weldon Enterprises from his father, he renamed the company Honey Creek Disposal Services which bases it’s operation in Tonganoxie and serves several communities in Northeast Kansas.
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