Negaunee City Council hears presentation on new recycling project

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- There is a potential new recycling project in the works and the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority gave a presentation about it on Thursday evening at the Negaunee City Council meeting.

The $5.9 million project would change Marquette County from dual-stream to single-stream recycling.

Right now the only funding that is still needed is $1.9 million, which the authority is hoping to secure with a millage on the August ballot.

Brad Austin is the Director of Operations for Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority and says minimizing land disposal of recyclables is one of the many benefits with switching to single stream.

“This project we looked at participation recycling, we've got an issue in Marquette County, we don't have good participation,” said Austin. “Single stream recycling is more convenient you don't have to decide which week it is, things can go all into one bin, so that's one of the main advantages is the participation.”

The City of Negaunee will decide by next month’s meeting if they are in support of the recycling project.

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