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Rock Island County Budgets-In Recycling

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The Rock Island County Waste Management Agency will spend more money on recycling next year, but not to reopen drop-off sites, or open new ones.

Brandon Melton, the agency's Staff Coordinator says the $80,000 could be used to provide financial support for private bin sites.
"Midland Davis volunteered to start accepting drop-off recycling at their location. They've indicated that they would benefit from some assistance with signage and getting the word out that it is available to the public to drop off their recycling during their normal hours."

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Even though the Rock Island County drop off sites have closed, there are still sites nearby.
"The Scott County drop-off sites have remained open. One available in Centennial Park, right across the bridge in Davenport where folx can take drop-off recycling. 202 South Marquette Street."
The agency has not yet decided what the additional dollars will pay for.
The next meeting for the Rock Island County Waste Management Agency will be held July 19th.

Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.
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