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We have been asked recently by a few avid readers if those big green recycling bins that were located at 9th & Main, next to the Old Middle School, would be returning to the site. The recycling bins were part of the School District recycling program operated by Deffenbaugh Industries. The School District uses the money collected from the proceeds of the recycling bins, to fund various award programs at the schools.

Earlier this year, the Eudora School District ended its recycling partnership with Defenbaugh Industries and began a similar partnership with Honey Creek Disposal.  This coincided with Honey Creek Disposal entering into an agreement with the City of Eudora to offer curbside recycling starting in April.  With the conclusion of the Deffenbaugh program, these bins were removed from the Old Middle School property.

With the forthcoming demolition of the Old Middle School later this summer, city and school district officials requested that no new bins be placed at 9th & Main.

Recycling bins are located at all three of the schools and by the entrance to the Water Treatment Facility located just north of downtown next to the railroad tracks.  All four of these locations can be used by the public to drop of approved recyclable materials.

For those that prefer to utilize curbside recycling as opposed to dropping it off yourself, you have two options including Honey Creek Disposal and Curbcheck Recycling operated by  Stephanie Pascua.  Curbcheck Recycling is one of the sponsors of Eudorareporter.com.



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At the Eudora City Council meeting Monday night, The Council passed an initiative that brings curbside recycling to the city of Eudora.

By unanimous consent, the Council authorized Honey Creek Disposal, the cities current waste hauler, to offer a voluntary curbside recycling program.

For those that choose to be a part of the program, the cost will be $5 per month and it will added onto your bill for utilities that you receive from the city. Honey Creek will provide one 65 gallon container to be used exclusively for recycling. This is similar in size to the container people use currently for the standard trash pickup. The containers will have a yellow lid and it will be marked on the top with what materials can and cannot be recycled. A seocnd 65 gallon container can be obtained for an additional $1.50 per month.

“We are excited about bring curbside recycling to the city” Kevin Weldon said.  “This will be a great opportunity.”

The recycling program is scheduled to begin April 1.  Residents of Eudora will be receiving information in the mail about the recycling program and you will be able to sign up either at City Hall or via Honey Creek Disposal once the program is ready to launch.

Honey Creek will also, pending School Board approval,  be taking over the school recycling program that Defenbaugh currently facilitates.  The school recycling program is where bins are placed at all the schools and on the grounds of the old school at 9th and Main St. The money the school receives from the recycling program, goes into various district student award programs and club activities.

A list of exactly what materials can and cannot be recycled will be sent with the information for curbside recycling.

Also discussed along with this initiative, is the future of other small organizations such as Curbcheck Recycling, operated by Stephanie Pascua. The City Council deemed that a small business that pickup and simply drop off recyclable material in drop bins located in the city not be considered as “recyclers” and be treated similar to those as mowing, home cleaning or newspaper delivery services and thus exempt since they are not engaging in the disposal of waste materials.

Prior to this ruling last night, Pascua sent a note to her clients on Monday, stating that she was ending her operations as of Dec 31, 2010.

When Pascua was asked after the ruling last night if she was back in business now”, Pascua stated that “It looks like I am.”


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For those that purchased real Christmas trees and are looking to discard them, there is a good option.

During the month of January, Eudora city work crews will follow the days and routes that Honey Creek disposal uses for trash delivery, and pick up Christmas trees left by the curb. The city crews will then deposit those trees at the city compost pile located near the river.

So, if trash day is normally Tuesday for you, make sure your tree is out by the curb on a Tuesday.

Kevin Weldon of Honey Creek Creek Disposal also is offering to pick up any left over wrapping paper and used Christmas boxes. If you place a box with this type of material next to the standard cart bin this week, Honey Creek will pick up the box, free of charge. No prepaid sticker will be required this week for this box.