Keep Yankton Beautiful On Recycling

With the decline in prices for recyclable goods forcing changes to many recycling programs across the country, Yankton’s program will also face challenges in the future.

Keep Yankton Beautiful Executive Director Sarah Gehm says educating people about the importance of recycling is a priority.

Gehm says developing programs to teach young people and new residents in the Yankton community about recycling are both future possibilities.

City officials recently announced that the plastic shopping bags commonly used at grocery stores and other retailers will no longer be accepted in Yankton’s recycling program.