Spring Hill to add curbside recycling

Spring Hill to add curbside recycling (Image 1)

Spring Hill residents will soon get recycling bins and a higher bill to go with them.

The city recently approved a new waste collection contract that includes curbside recycling.  

Resident Catherine Nelms is looking forward to the day she doesn't have to drop off her recycling.

“It's a lot of work,” Nelms told Nashville's News 2.

But not everyone is happy about the change.

The complaint is that customers will have to pay $3.58 per month for the added service whether they choose to recycle or not.

“It seems like the government is forcing its ideology onto people that may or may not want it,” said Mayor Mike Dinwiddie.

Mayor Dinwiddie told Nashville's News 2 he voted for the garbage contract but voted against the curbside recycling amendment.

“I don't know that it's fair for us to mandate that upon them if they don't want to do it,” said Mayor Dinwiddie.

He says while $3 a month may not sound like much to some, he worries about residents who are on a fixed income.

Spring Hill residents who use the garbage pickup service can expect to pay $160 for one year of service, an additional $43 per year.

Curbside recycling will begin in February.

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