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Single-stream recycling nears

April 23, 2013

Pick up, or drop off? That’s the question Lycoming County residents will have with their recyclable materials as more private waste haulers are getting into the business of picking up comingled — or......

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Apr-23-13 7:18 AM

Mr Wheeland you say the county lost money on the curbside pick up when you purchase your equipment through deals not available to the small haulers and you use labor from the prisons but you expect the haulers to make money?

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Apr-23-13 2:53 PM

They have the ability to make money because they charge for their service of picking up your recycling. Plus, they then turn around and sell the processed recycled material. I'm currently using Hometown Disposal. They charge $5 a month, plus a fuel surcharge (it was only $.15 a month). They can also accept more recycled items. The drop off sites only accept #1 & #2 plastics. I can recycle #1 - #7 plastics with Hometown Disposal.

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Apr-24-13 6:04 PM

Confused Citizen: The small haulers must purchase the container you use for your recyclables and then dedicate a vehicle for recycling purposes. $5.00 a customer and .15 cents a month per customer will take a long time to break even, unless they have every customer in a community.

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