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City reconsiders recycling

The City of Sundance is considering a change to its recycling program that would remove it as a mandatory service for residents. Public Works Director Mac Erickson presented this suggestion to the council last week on the basis that the number of people taking advantage of curbside recycling has dwindled.

Erickson estimated that only around 15% of people are actually putting out their recycling. In a neighborhood of 30 houses, he said, it’s not uncommon for just four households to set out their items.

Erickson suggested that the council revisit the decision to make it mandatory, or alternative...

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