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New Monroe County Recycling Facility Plans Still Uncertain

The citizens advisory committee to the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District discussed plans last week for supporting a new recycling facility. The District’s Board of Directors has been split on the issue of whether to build a materials recovery facility, or MRF, to process recyclables. But the advisory committee has supported the initiative, going so far as to form …

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Best of 2013 #5 – Neighbors Clash Over Trash: The Fight Over A Downtown Garbage Station


Issues surrounding trash and recycling were in the news all year long during 2013. Early this year the local solid waste district expanded its services for rural customers. Then, over the summer, a business that accepted recyclables in downtown Bloomington was forced to close due to financial troubles. And in recent months there has been debate over whether the solid …

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City Residents Lobby for Recycling Facility

A City Council discussion yesterday about next year’s budget for the city of Bloomington turned into a forum of support for a major recycling project. When the council asked for comment on the budget, five members of the public spoke in favor of building a materials recovery facility, or a MRF. A MRF would process recyclables locally, theoretically allowing local …

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