Voters in Joplin will be giving their feedback on a citywide recycling proposal next month. Joplin Recycling Coordinator Mary Anne Phillips tells News Talk KZRG how it works:
"It's just the residents who have trash services through the City. The trucks are automated, you'll be provided with a polycarbonate cart, and all of your recyclables will go in one cart. No need to sort."
The vote on April 8th will be non-binding; Phillips says if it fails, supporters will most likely try again in the future, though the Council could just decide to move forward anyway.
"Legally, they could, but I don't look for that to happen. I think we would just renegotiate the contract, renegotiate the price."
If passed, an eventual recycling program would cost Joplin residents with trash service an extra $3.03 per month.