(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 11, 2019) – The City of Stillwater is seeking applicants for the Citizen’s Recycling Task Force. Residents can apply online at stillwater.org/citizenboards until Sept. 23, 2019.
Members of the task force would provide input, ideas and direction for the future of the City’s recycling program. Meeting dates and times have not yet been set.
City Council, acting as trustees of the Stillwater Utility Authority, created the task force at the Sept. 9 meeting to navigate the City’s options regarding a recycling dilemma that involves a high contamination of local recyclable waste and a lack of market for recyclable materials nation-wide.
“At this point, we are open to exploring all options,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “We want to hear ideas from any resident who offers them- and make a calculated decision based on City-wide input.”
McNickle presented the City’s dilemma in detail at the Sept. 9 meeting. Watch the presentation at https://youtu.be/X3uKQ6v-8a4?t=4267.
Residents who are unable to join the task force are encouraged to provide their input through Speak Up, Stillwater, the City’s online platform for public input. Read about the issue and provide input at speakup.stillwater.org/input-needed-recycling.
For more information on the City’s recycling program, go to stillwater.org/page/home/government/departments-divisions/utility-and-billing-services/trash-recycling-services.
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The City of Stillwater values and promotes civic engagement initiatives to encourage public participation and an understanding of government through outreach and inclusiveness initiatives that inspire trust and confidence in local government. Here are some other opportunities our residents can pursue to submit feedback or suggestions about recycling, transportation or other city issues:
See more engagement tools and opportunities at http://stillwater.org/engage