Mayor, Councilman ‘Looking Into’ City’s Recycling Plan [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty update listeners on the status of Mayor Adrian Perkins proposed $18 a month garbage fee. The legislation, which has already been debated at the most recent city council session, will come up again for discussion and amending at the council's work session on Monday, February 11 and at the regular session meeting on Tuesday, February 12. A vote on the proposal could come as early as the Tuesday session.
Meanwhile, Mayor Perkins and Councilman John Nickelson are "looking into" Shreveport's current recycling deal with Republic Services, for which citizens pay a $2.50 monthly fee.
On Tuesday, Mayor Perkins posted on Facebook:
"Councilman Nickelson and I are looking into the Republic "recycling" contract. Republic is the company that collects Shreveport's recyclables. They turn around and sell them to (Shreveport's) Pratt (Industries), who allegedly recycles very little and dumps the rest in a landfill south of town. If true, this is unacceptable. It isn't a recycling program. We will continue to investigate and update the public as we learn more."