RECYCLING CRISIS

This is a special message from the Borough of Palmyra

pertaining to your refuse and recycling service.

 

Recently, China has made the decision to prohibit the purchase of Unites States recyclables causing a major impact to the Borough's refuse & recycling collection program. 

In addition, the recycling facility located on E. High Street in the Borough is due to close.  Currently the Borough does not pay a tipping fee for recyclables.  However, the closure of this facility will force the Borough to haul recyclables out of town at an additional cost.

These two problems together require immediate changes in the Borough's refuse and recycling program.

The Borough is now faced with a decision to raise refuse rates significantly to accommodate the need to haul recyclables out of the Borough or consider advertising bids for a refuse and recycling contract that would outsource the program to a private hauler for a cost to be determined by the low bid.

Borough Council is encouraging all residents to attend the next public meeting on Tuesday, August 28th, beginning at 7 PM lo learn more about these issues, ask questions, and to voice your opinion.  If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact the Borough office at 717-838-6361 for more information.