Created: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:58:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:27:04 EST
The decision to restart the Macon city-wide recycling program Tuesday is tabled until further notice.
Macon City Council’s Public Works and Engineering Committee decided to not defeat the request, but to discuss it at another time. Currently, four neighborhoods, InTown, Wimbish, Vineville and Shirley Hills neighborhoods receive single stream recycling. This means all recyclables are tossed into one 65 gallon blue roll carts. The single stream recycling program started in 2004 and now the Public Works Department is looking to make the program city wide and when consolidation comes, county wide.
The Public Works Department says it collects roughly 50,000 pounds of recyclables a week. For the households that aren’t one of the 2,000 that receive the service, homeowners say it will be beneficial to help not only the city but county go green.
"I'd love too. I think, think it should be a program that should be held everywhere regardless of Macon, state or country."
The entire city receives recycling pick up for newspapers. That service is performed on the same day as regular trash pickup.