Municipal Recycling Woes?

In spite of a good participation rate, a combination of low commodity prices and stricter guidelines for the processing of recyclable materials may spell trouble for the future of Yankton’s municipal recycling program.

City Manager Amy Leon says those market factors recently led to an increase in the cost of processing the Yankton community’s recyclables by Millennium Recycling of Sioux Falls.

Leon says it is up to local residents to decide if recycling is a service they are willing to support with tax dollars.

Leon says any decisions on the future of the recycling program will need to be made by the Yankton-Vermillion Joint Powers Board.