Springfield residents could lose the option of door-to-door recycling pickup service if more people don’t sign up for it, city leaders learned last month.
Only 35 people citywide are signed up for the service, Green Village Recycling CEO Jason DiStefano told the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen at their Tuesday, April 21 meeting.
City leaders have two months to find 200 people to sign up for the service or it will be eliminated.
“The cost of the curbside residential recycling service is $20 a month, which includes two pickups and an 18-gallon bin to place the recycling items, according to DiStefano.
Awareness is issue
Margot Fosnes, president of Robertson County Chamber of Commerce, told the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that the chamber office, located on the city’s downtown square, uses the recycling service.
“We have seen a huge reduction of garbage going to landfill,” Fosnes said. “Single-stream recycling is easy to use.
“It’s perfectly understandable that it is not a sustainable business model for them to come over here from Hendersonville for 35 households,” Fosnes said. “They would like to have 200 households is the level they would like to be.”
Springfield residents interested in receiving the recycling service can call 615-265-8599 or visit the company’s website at greenvillagerecycling.com.