Leetsdale might handle Edgeworth recycling efforts
Later this year, Leetsdale officials could begin picking up Edgeworth's recycling efforts.
At a cost of $1,200 per month, Leetsdale's public-works crew could offer weekly pickup of Edgeworth's recycling containers, Leetsdale Council President Joe McGurk said.
Edgeworth Council members could approve the plan as early as their April 17 meeting.
Leetsdale leaders will increase carrying capability of the borough's recycling truck by making a one-time purchase of a new recycling container for about $7,000, McGurk said.
The move comes as Leetsdale officials try to increase recycling collection among its residents.
While the borough is not required to recycle under state law, officials implemented a recycling program last year.
Nearly 6,500 pounds of recycled material is collected once every two weeks in Leetsdale.
Picking up Edgeworth recycling also could mean Leetsdale increases its recycling pickup schedule to once per week.
Edgeworth residents take their recycling to a drop-off site along Route 65.
Edgeworth leaders have considered curbside pickup, but smaller, private roads could make driving a recycling truck difficult, borough manager Marty McDaniel said.
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