Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

SOUTHEAST --

February 01, 1993

Sykesville recycling falls to new low in December, 13.21% of total trash

The amount of trash recycled in December fell to 13.21 percent of total trash, the lowest point in Sykesville's curbside program, which began last spring.

"It may have been the holiday lag," said James L. Schumacher, town manager. "We are hoping to bring it back up to 25 percent again soon."

Carroll County requires municipalities to recycle 15 percent of all trash.

The Town Council is looking at several ways to increase residential and commercial participation in the voluntary program.

Council members also voted to lease a baler to bundle commercial cardboard, which the town can resell.

"We are doing all we can to remind homeowners and renters to participate," said Mr. Schumacher said.

Haulers will pick up materials for recycling, including newspapers, with regular trash every Wednesday.

FIRES

* Gamber: Gamber, Sykesville and Reese were dispatched for a house fire on Sykesville Road at 8:07 a.m. Friday. Units were out for 12 minutes.

* Oklahoma: Units from Sykesville, Gamber and Liberty Road in Baltimore County were dispatched for a house fire on Oklahoma Road at 6:58 p.m. on Thursday. Units were out for 54 minutes. An engine from Winfield transferred to the Sykesville station.

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