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Jonesboro recycling contract pending, pick-up schedule debated

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Abilities Unlimited will soon receive more funding for recycling.

However, how often they pick up recyclables for Jonesboro residents is still up in the air.

Tuesday night, the Jonesboro City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Perrin to request recycling grants from the Craighead County Regional Solid Waste Management District.

Beginning May 1, tipping fees at Legacy Landfill will increase 50¢ per ton.

Through the grant, the City of Jonesboro will get 34¢ of that 50¢.

The city will then give Abilities Unlimited 31¢.

Tuesday night, the Jonesboro City Council was also set to discuss a resolution updating the city's recycling contract with Abilities Unlimited.

However, the issue was tabled until May 3.

Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin told Region 8 News that the city and Abilities Unlimited still haven't agreed on how often Abilities will pick up recyclables for Jonesboro residents.

Mayor Perrin said he wants the organization to pick them up every week. He said they want to pick them up every other week.

Mayor Perrin said the city is also trying to get a grant for 8 to 10 thousand recycling bins.

He said the bins would be similar to those used for garbage. They would be used in place of the blue bags that are currently used for recycling.

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