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Commission to consider increased funds for recycling

Dec. 25, 2012 @ 11:10 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell County commissioners will consider a request from the Solid Waste Authority to increase the recycling allocation to $20,000.

Commissioners meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, in commission chambers on the third floor of the Cabell County Courthouse.

In September, Ralph Taylor, the executive director of the Cabell County Solid Waste Authority, reported that residents were responsibly using the 25 bins that are at eight locations between Huntington and Milton.

The goal, he told commissioners, is to double the number of bins and expand to Salt Rock, Westmoreland and north of Lesage along W.Va. 2.

When the recycling program through Rumpke started in 2011, it was financially supported by $5,000 from the county commission, city of Huntington and Village of Barboursville and $1,000 from Milton.

Taylor said Monday this is the first formal request to any of the government entities, with plans to do the same for the others early in 2013.

Thursday's final meeting of the year also includes a vote to award a bid for four new ambulances for the Cabell County Emergency Medical Services. Director Gordon Merry said this is the standard annual replacement for the oldest ambulances in the fleet. The deal includes trading the four old ones but keeping all the equipment, which will be installed in the new vehicles.

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