Mandatory recycling

The Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) of College Park is considering to propose a mandatory recycling program for the city residents.

The committee members discussed the possibility of having the program in its monthly meeting last night.

Currently City’s Public Works picks up of recyclable materials in blue bins every week. City however does not have an enforcement policy on collecting these recyclable items.

Some neighboring cities such as Laurel runs mandatory recyclable program Recently, CBE sent one of its members to the City of Laurel Public Works to learn more about their recyclabale program. The committee members discussed the findings in last night’s meeting.

CBE will study recyclable programs in a few more neighboring cities and will suggest the  Mayor and Council accordingly to institute a mandatory recyclable program for College Park.