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Flathead Recycling Up In The Air

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The future of Flathead County's recycling system is unclear, but County Commissioner, Pamela Holmquist, hopes to avoid a large tax levy.

Since January, the county has been using the Valley Recycling company on a month-by-month basis since their multi-year contract expired.

At the Solids Waste board meeting on Tuesday, county officials talked about extending the Valley Recycling contract to cover the year while the recycling program is evaluated.

Holmquist says the commissioners were not in favor of the two-dollar tax raise this new contract would require, which is why the program is being reviewed.

"I mean, that's just good business sense to look at whatever you're doing and then tweaking that contract to fit what you're doing today, which you weren't doing five years ago. Things change, you always look at those things. So I think we're on the right path," said Holmquist.

In July alone, recycling lost more than ten-thousand dollars for Flathead County.

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