During a 9 a.m. meeting on Monday, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will vote on a recommendation from its recycling committee to eliminate much of what gets recycled. Read more about the reasons behind the proposal here
“We understand the Disposal District’s cost concerns and carbon footprint
questions, however we would like to request the opportunity for more time
for all stakeholders to come together and work toward a solution,"
said Amber Wilson, environmental quality advocate with the Wyoming Outdoor
If adopted, the change would remove glass, paper, cardboard and plastic
recycling, while continuing to allow free recycling of hazardous materials
(paint, batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, electronic waste, etc.), tin,
aluminum, and scrap metals.
Other members of the community have also raised concerns about what they
call a potentially hasty decision and are urging more discussion,
especially with the public, before votes are cast. Dot Newton, who helped
get recycling going on the county level, is specifically asking for a
stakeholder committee be formed to look into the issues more deeply.
The WOC is hosting a survey to collect the communities thoughts. It can be