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October 24, 2014, 7:02 am
970 WMAY News

Aldermen Pass Increase in Recycling Fee

Springfield residents will pay more to fund recycling and other waste services… and will eventually pay that fee through their City Water Light and Power bill.


Aldermen narrowly approved Mayor Mike Houston’s scaled-back proposal, which is intended to raise more money for special city programs like yard waste and large item pickup.


The vote was six-to-four in favor.


Among those voting “no” were Aldermen Doris Turner and Cory Jobe, who had sponsored an unsuccessful ordinance to put all trash pickup charges on the CWLP bill.


They say Houston’s plan doesn’t address the problem of people who don’t pay for garbage pickup, and who dump trash illegally.

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