Some young residents in Richmond Hill want to see curbside recycling in the city.
At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Richmond Hill City Council meeting, Mayor Harold Fowler read a letter from local Girl Scout Brownie Troop 30661 requesting the city incorporate the service for residents.
“Many of our members live in the Richmond Hill city limits and at a recent (troop) meeting we discussed recycling and we are concerned that there is no curbside recycling in Richmond Hill,” Fowler read from the letter dated Feb. 9.
“Recycling helps save trees and reduce the amount of plastic that sits in landfills. We know that people can drive to a dump and drop off their recycling there, but all of those cars produce a lot of air pollution.
“Many people do not have time to drive their recycling to the dump but would recycle if they could leave it on a trash day. Please consider working to bring curbside recycling to the city of Richmond Hill.”
And the troop’s letter isn’t falling on deaf ears. The council plans to hear a presentation from Russ Hightower with Waste Management, the agency that currently handles the city’s trash collections, about curbside recycling at its April 3 meeting.
Council member Van Hunter said he wished to extend an invitation to the troop to come to that meeting. Fowler said it would be nice to have the girls as guests, and council member Jan Bass said she hopes the troop is able to attend.
“I hope they will come to the meeting, I have something for them,” Bass said. “I want the girls to get something special.”
Read more in the March 24 edition of the News.