Curbside recycling in Hopkinsville was approved on second reading at Tuesday’s Hopkinsville City Council meeting.
The ordinance establishing curbside recycling in the city through a partnership with Hopkinsville Solid Waste was approved unanimously on second-reading. The service would have a monthly fee of $5.50 and is completely voluntary with Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks saying they hope to have at least a thousand people sign up in the first phase.
Citizens would receive a recycling container when they register for the service. The program is a single-stream program requiring no sorting of accepted items. Accepted items include paper, steel cans, aluminum cans, pasteboard, plastics, and cardboard. Contact Hopkinsville Solid Waste for more information or to sign-up.
In other action, council approved a municipal order accepting a $300,000 grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which Hendricks says will goes towards correcting flooding issues on West Seventh Street in the area of Second Baptist Church.
State Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville was presented with the Friend of Cities Award from the Kentucky League of Cities at the meeting for his work in legislation that benefits Kentucky cities.
Council went into closed session for approximately 30 minutes, and no action was taken at the result of that session.