FARR WEST -- Council members are considering alternative options for a recycling plan for the city, and if they do approve a recycling plan, they may go with Mountain West Recycling rather than EconoWaste.
Resident Matt Gwynn would like to see recycling in the city and proposed the idea to council members.
"It is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when," said Gwynn, referring to starting a recycling program. He said Mountain West already has some Farr West residents using its recycling program.
"They charge $10 a month, plus a $20 setup fee to purchase a can," said Gwynn.
He said residents could start using the program whenever they wanted to and stop whenever they want to. Residents could opt out of this recycling program, Gwynn said, but the more who sign up for it, the less the cost. He said if 100 percent of residents used the program, the cost would drop to $4 per home per month, and even if only 50 percent of residents join, the cost would be about $5 a month.
He also said the more people in Farr West who will recycle, the lower the city tipping fees will be, which will in the end benefit everyone.
Gwynn said Mountain West Recycling would be solely responsible for billing and picking up and delivering the 45-gallon recycling cans. He said residents could buy a second recycling can for $15. For now, Gwynn said, Mountain West has been picking up recycling with a truck and trailer, but the use is getting big enough that they will soon have side-load trucks. He said the recycling would be picked up every other week.
"There has been enough controversy. A lot of people would like to see it on the ballet," said Councilman Tim Shupe.
"We're leaning toward putting it on the ballot," said Mayor Jimmie Papageorge.