Pekin Seeks Grant for Recycling Program

Published 07/30 2014 06:44PM

Updated 07/30 2014 06:47PM

PEKIN - Pekin City Administrators say they have a top-notch recycling program.

And need the Tazewell County Board to give them a grant to keep that program thriving.

The city uses two recycling systems; one that allows citizens to recycle curbside and another providing a central recycling location near city hall.

The widely used program is expensive, though, and operates under a yearly grant presented by the City.

Tazewell will determine whether or not to give that grant tonight at a board meeting.

“The more that we can recycle at the recycle center or curbside, the better off we are. The partnership with the county is excellent and we hope that we can contribute that with them,” said Pekin City Manager Darin Girdler.

Girdler is confident the county will award the City the grant.

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