Frederick County Finds “Short Term” Recycling Solution
Frederick County has successfully negotiated a revised contract with its recycling vendor.
The vendor informed officials on June 13, 2019 that it would terminate its contract with the county in 60 days. Now, through December of 2019 they will continue to take cardboard and mixed paper for a fee of $80 a ton, and will take metal cans with no fee. However, the county will lose its rebate for recyclables, and the vendor won’t accept any plastics. Public Works Director Joe Wilder called the new contract a “short-term solution” that won’t require additional funding, although extra funding may be needed to manage the plastics not included in the deal.
Both the Frederick County Regional Landfill and the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission are conducting studies to look at other recycling options. Frederick County also posted an Invitation for Bid for a new recycling vendor on Monday (7/8/2019).
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