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Evansville seeking citizen input on helping fund Casper recycling program

Casper has phased out glass recycling, but has decided to keep residential recycling of other materials open. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Town of Evansville are seeking citizens’ opinions regarding the City of Casper’s request that they help contribute funding to operate residential recycling depots across the community and the materials recovery facility at the Casper Regional Landfill.

The City of Casper operate recycling depots in Mills, Bar Nunn and Evansville and have done so at no cost to those municipalities for about 10 years, according to Casper Solid Waste Manager Cindie Langston.

In order to keep the residential recycling program open and to fund the materials recovery facility, the Casper City Council have approved raising the residential refuse collection rate by $1.70 per month starting in September.

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City staff in Casper are hopeful that Evansville, Mills and Bar Nunn will help contribute some funding which could allow the City of Casper to decrease the residential refuse collection rate hike by about $0.18 per month.

The Town of Evansville announced an online survey seeking citizen input on Monday, July 27 to gauge what Evansville residents would like to see happen. The Evansville Town Council decided to launch the survey after discussing the City of Casper’s request on July 13.

“Council decided to present a survey to residents to gauge interest and facilitate input on the additional cost and items they would like to see recycled,” the Town of Evansville said.

The Town of Evansville offer four options in their survey.

“Each option provides at a minimum of once a week pickup of the recycling as well as the trash container at the depot,” the Town of Evansville said.

The four options in the survey are as follows:

Option 1 (current level) : Recycle Corrugated Cardboard, Magazines, Newspaper, Aluminum Cans, and plastics #1. Annual cost to the town $10,612

Option 2 : Recycle Corrugated Cardboard, Magazines, Aluminum Cans. Annual cost to the town $6,367

Option 3 : Recycle Corrugated Cardboard. Annual cost to the town $4,240

Option 4 : Close Recycling depot. Annual cost to the town $0

Town of Evansville

“Please note in comments if you like a particular option, but would like to change the items recycled in that option,” the town added.

The survey can be accessed online.