January 13th, 2013 6:46 AM by Mike and Susie Berra
Large-scale curbside recycling could be coming to the Village of Four Seasons and other locations on Horseshoe Bend.
Representatives of Allied Waste and WCA, two waste and recycling companies serving the lake area, outlined their respective programs to the Village Board of Trustees during the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday. Carolyn Loraine, a board member and recycling advocate, said she wants to make it easier for Village and Horseshoe Bend residents to recycle their glass, plastic, aluminum and paper.
Both companies are interested in providing the service and currently have some customers on Horseshoe Bend. Most of their customers are in Camdenton, Osage Beach and Lake Ozark. It was noted that restrictions imposed by the Four Seasons Property Owners Association (POA) could hamper communitywide implementation.
The POA has minimum size requirements for enclosed structures that hold the containers (not large enough for two containers), and also does not allow waste or recycling containers to sit outside the structures along the curbside more than 24 hours. Second homeowners who leave for several days are unable to return their containers to their households in that amount of time, and face letters of reprimand from the POA.
Two members of the POA Architectural Control Committee attending the meeting indicated they were in favor of curbside recycling, and thought the POA might consider relaxing the rules governing the length of time a container can sit on the curb.
Both companies said two containers would be needed for recycling: a 95-gallon unit for waste and a 65-gallon container for recyclables, which can be co-mingled. Most existing structures within the Village and POA aren’t large enough for two containers.
Monthly cost offered by Allied Waste for both recyclables and trash would be $19.68; cost offered by WCA is $22/month with a minimum one-year guarantee on price and no surcharges.
The Village Trustees took the information under advisement are expected to pursue curbside recycling.
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