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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rothesay Councillor Says Many Want Curbside Recycling

Residents in Rothesay would prefer to have recycling at the end of their driveway. That coming from Rothesay Councillor Matt Alexander, who says this is what the town has been hearing from residents for a number of years. 

Alexander is Chair of the Waste Diversion Committee for the Crane Mountain Landfill. Fundy Region Solid Waste will be holding public consultation sessions to get the greater community's feedback on recycling. 

CHSJ News asked Alexander if the town would move ahead with it's own curbside recycling program, even if the regional service committee sticks with the status quo.

"We may choose to do that based on what we've had as feedback from our residents. They would really like to see that, and if these public consultation sessions really demonstrate that that's what people in our community would to see, than we would strongly look at going to curbside recycling," he says.

Alexander says more people are becoming environmentally conscious, and are seeing the value of recycling. Adding, enough waste has been diverted from the landfill, giving it a longer life than originally expected.