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Kokomo to launch new curbside recycling program


The city of Kokomo is preparing to debut a curbside recycling program city officials hope can significantly reduce the community's trash-disposal costs.

Kokomo's new curbside recycling program will debut in April in the city of about 57,000 residents that's about 60 miles north of Indianapolis. Workers at local recycling centers will separate glass, cardboard and other recyclable materials for reuse by manufacturers while the rest is sent off to landfills.

Mayor Greg Goodnight says Kokomo spends nearly $1 million every year on landfill tipping fees paid for each garbage truck that arrives at a landfill with city trash.

Goodnight tells the Kokomo Tribune if the city can divert about 35 percent of that trash to recycling centers, it would cut the city's annual tipping fees by about $343,000.

Information from: Kokomo Tribune 

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