Lewisburg has been approved to receive a $25,000 grant to assist with the purchase of carts for its planned recycling program scheduled to begin trial operations in late March or early April.
The city will match the grant with an additional $10,700, according to City Manager Eddie Fuller. The money will be used to purchase carts for residents to place their recycling materials in and for a cart tipper to be placed on the city's solid waste trucks that will pick up the carts.
The recycling program will begin in the southwest quadrant of the city, which runs roughly south of West Commerce Street and west of the railroad. If it is successful there it will gradually be expanded to other parts of the city.
"They've cautioned us not to get ahead of ourselves," said Barbara Woods, chairwoman of the city's recycling program. "So we want to make sure we work out all the bugs before we start the next phase."
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