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3/8/2019 12:49:00 PM
City To Resume Curb Side Recycling; Messer Honored
Mayor Ed Hatley presents a plaque to Lorie Messer who was accompanied by her granddaughter.(Lincoln Herald Staff Photos)

Mayor Ed Hatley presents a
plaque to Lorie Messer who was
accompanied by her granddaughter.

(Lincoln Herald Staff Photos)

(L) Marty Eaddy made a motion to pass the resolution to repeal the law moving city elections to even numbered years. (R) Roby Jetton cast the only 'no' vote on the resolution.
(L) Marty Eaddy made a motion to pass
the resolution to repeal the law moving
city elections to even numbered years.
(R) Roby Jetton cast the only 'no'
vote on the resolution.

Steve Payseur
Staff Writer

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - The Lincolnton City Council approved a contact with Republic Services to begin curbside recycling in June. The new program will be a little different than the program last year.

The City stopped curbside recycling when the previous recycler cancelled their contract with the city with very little notice. Since then Assistant City Manager Rich Haynes has been working to try to get it back online.

The new program will feature a once monthly pickup of recyclables. Those City residents who wish to participate in the program will need to fill out an application which will be available soon. Before the June start, the City of Lincolnton will furnish those residents with a separate roll out recycling bin. It will be much larger than the previous one to accommodate the once per month pickup.

Another change will concern what materials may be put in the recycling bin. Certain plastics will no longer be accepted. The biggest change in the materials accepted is that glass will no long be accepted. Haynes explained that right now there is no market for recyclable glass. No one will buy it. He went on to say that if and when that changes they will start collecting glass, but for now glass will go in with the regular garbage pickup. Haynes noted that while Lincoln County still accepts glass separate from regular trash at its convenience sites, it doesn't get recycled.  It is crushed to take up less space in the landfill before being deposited there.

Haynes said that information about the new curbside recycling program will soon be available to all City residents. The Lincoln Herald plans to do an interview with Haynes the week before the first pickup of recyclables under the new program which starts the first Friday in June. He'll detail the particulars of the program in that interview.  Door hangers and the City of Lincolnton website will also be used to provide information to city residents.  The current recycling program with Saturday acceptance of recyclables at the City Park on N. Aspen St. will continue until the end of May.  Then the new program will begin the first Friday in June.

In other business, the Council:

  • Recognized Lori Messer of the Finance Department on her 30 years of service. Lori will be retiring April 1.
  • Passed a Resolution in support of Repealing House Bill 64 Returning Municipal Elections to Odd Number Years in Lincolnton.
  • Passed a Resolution in Support of the Current ABC Control System for the Sale of Liquor.
  • Approved a Resolution of Intent to apply for a grant through NCLM that would require City matching funds in the amount of $1,875. The grant money will be used to purchase safety equipment for the Lincolnton Fire Dept.
  • Appointed Debra Ransom to the Board of the Lincolnton Housing Authority.

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