Recycling saves Westminster more than $66,000 in landfill fees

September 23, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Residents who recycle saved Westminster more than $66,000 in landfill fees, according to an analysis of the fiscal year that ended in June.

"Recycling and solid-waste results showed a distinct improvement," said Thomas B. Beyard, Westminster director of planning and public works. "We had a 2 percent increase in recycling."

Twenty-nine percent of the so-called waste stream was kept out of the landfill, he said, with an increase in curbside and yard-waste collections.

The weight of recycled waste increased from 1,555 tons to 1,657 tons (up from 27.5 percent to 29.6 percent), while solid waste decreased from 4,099 tons to 3,944 tons.

The savings amounted to $66,310, about $27,000 more than the previous year, he said.

Pub Date: 9/23/99

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