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City Council to Discuss Future of McIntire Recycling Center

By: Carlos Vergara Email
By: Carlos Vergara Email

April 19, 2010

The future of the McIntire Road Recycling Center in Charlottesville will be discussed at a work session Monday night.

The city is considering ending its contribution to the authority that operates the giant plastic bins. At City Hall Monday night, councilors will weigh whether that's a good idea and a green idea.

Monday night's work session will consider eliminating nearly $250,000 of a service contribution fee by the city to the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, which would also put a stop to the city's contribution to the McIntire Road Recycling Center.

City officials say that's not a bad move because the city now offers curbside pickup for recyclables, and because it would save Charlottesville that money as part of its $1.7 million in proposed budget cuts for 2011.

If the city were to do that, though, the county and RSWA would end up picking up the difference because county residents are also welcome at the McIntire facility, which sees about 500 people per day.

Acting City Manager Maurice Jones said that nothing has been decided at this point.

The workshop will give the city a better idea as to whether such a move is needed considering the city's budget woes.

The workshop meeting is slated to start shortly after other city council meeting items on the agenda for 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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