At the June 29, regular board meeting, David Moorman, assistant county administrator, presented the assessment for a pilot recycling curbside collection in Botetourt County. Many disparities are in the cost of areas of the county. The board approved the pilot program.
The curbside pilot program will be with the customers of Kelley’s Hauling and Community Sanitation for a sixth month period. He said, “Our people will work with the the two haulers to determine the pick up methods.” One concern is for contaminated materials and how that will be determined perhaps by see through bags and what will be done to those items.
The sixth month period will determine the costs. Moorman believes it will about $7,700. He asked the board to approve it as a pilot program to residential and office class one customers. The recyclables will be transferred to RDS in Roanoke County.
“We will continue to operate our recycling centers through out the county.” Those 10 sites are at the 7 elementary schools, the two high schools and the citizens convenience center (landfill.)