- The Cabell County Solid Waste Authority in West Virginia said it plans to discontinue the recycling bin program if additional funding cannot be found for an increase in rates. Recycling provider Rumpke is asking for double the cost for the 37 bins in 8 locations.
- The only option for residents is curbside pickup with a fee. The city of Huntington will partially reimburse the fee for residents.
- Barboursville Mayor Chris Tatum said he will push to keep the village’s bins open.
The recycling rate increase is a step backward for the county, whose program has recycled more than 100 tons of paper, glass, metal, and plastic monthly. The rate increase reflects similar industry-wide issues that are causing residential uproars in cities across the nation.
"We need recycling," said Huntington resident Linda Sturm. "There’s so much mail order now, and we get so many boxes delivered to our homes. Why throw them away when they can be recycled and used?"