A significant rise in costs to recycle fiber materials (including cardboard and paper) has prompted the City to explore alternative options for recycling. This week, City Council approved an agreement with Manistee Catholic Central School (MCC) to relocate the City Recycling Center to MCC along 12th Street. The agreement will substantially reduce fiber processing fees for City residents, while increasing the revenue stream the school receives from selling its collected fiber materials to Packaging Corporation of America.
New signage will be going up this week directing recyclers to MCC. The City intends to utilize both locations for the next month to allow residents to get acclimated. On February 24th, the recycling center along North Glocheski Drive will be closed.
City residents are encouraged to begin using the MCC site beginning Wednesday, January 29th. A 30 cyd co-mingled container will be placed for metal and plastics. Fiber materials will be placed in the PCA semi-trailer on site.
Additional information on City Refuse and Recycling Services can be found at www.manisteemi.gov under Citizen Information Guide or contacting the Department of Public works at (231) 723-7132.