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Board of Commissioners to Examine More Options to Fund Recycling

Board of Commissioners to Examine More Options to Fund Recycling

Funding options and other issues regarding curbside recycling in Orange County will be hashed out at Thursday night’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

It’s not a new topic, of course. It’s been a controversial one since late last year, when the Board began exploring the idea of creating a Solid Waste Tax Service District.

That led to a series of public meetings where citizens from rural areas lined up to speak out against the district plan, which would replace the old 3-R fee that was discontinued due to questions about the county’s legal right to collect the fee.

The Board backed away from the service-district idea at its April 15th meeting, along with the option of a rural curbside subscription service.

The Board is now looking at ways to partner with other jurisdictions to possibly create a county-wide recycling program.

A discussion about how to move forward with that will take place during Thursday’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Department of Social Services, located at 113 Mayo Street in Hillsborough.

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