City of Yankton moving toward single-stream recycling system

Published: Jun. 19, 2016 at 9:39 PM CDT
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The city of Yankton is moving toward starting a single-stream recycling system in 2017.

The city commission has voted to start the process of budgeting, applying for grants and informing people about a transition to the new system.

City Manager Amy Nelson says work to be able implement single-stream recycling in 2017 will take months.

With the new method, recyclables could all be put into one container without sorting by the user.

A higher city cost estimate of $856,000 could be halved by available grants. Commissioner Jake Hoffner says the new system seems like "such a win for our community."

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