When the Pennyrile Solid Waste Authority meets tomorrow afternoon, it will discuss the possibility of bringing curbside recycling to Hopkinsville.
Many larger and some smaller cities offer residents the ability to put their recyclable goods on the curb much in the same way they do with their trash. Nashville residents, for example, can choose to have an additional container to recycle items such as plastic bottles that would normally take up very valuable space in a land field.
The local initiative is in its very infant stages, but board chairman and Christian Fiscal Court Magistrate Tom Jones says they will look at what the possibilities are to get a program started.
It’s unlikely that bringing any type of recycling program to residents outside of the city would be possible, but Squire Jones says the board wants to explore all options to do as much good as possible where it is feasible.
The action would also take action by the Hopkinsville Solid Waste Enterprise and City Council before any specific program could be implemented. The Pennyrile Solid Waste Board will hold its regular meeting at noon in the board room at the Pennyrile Area Development District offices on Hammond Drive.