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City Council president says recycling will benefit city

HATTIESBURG,MS (WDAM) -  President of the Hattiesburg City Council , Kim Bradley says the recycling program will benefit the city in the long run.

During the council's agenda review Monday night, Bradley says several residents expressed opposition to the recycling program.

 According to Bradley, the city tried to get the program in place when the city went to automated trucks, but it wasn't the right time. Bradley says if approved this will complete the sanitation program for the city.

Bradley added the fee of adding a $1.74 per water meter will be a temporary measure if the city can get 30 to 40 percent participation in the recycling program from residents.

According to Bradley, Waste Pro and Advantage of Sumrall will give the city a rebate.

"Sumrall will pay the rebate back to the city. It is 30 percent of the gross. So, for every $100 of resale product they have the city will get $30 of that. That is the pay back to the city, and what we hope after enough participation is that 30 percent will off set the $1.74 that Waste Pro will be charging the city to pick it up," said Bradley.

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