Flathead Recycling Up In The Air - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Flathead Recycling Up In The Air

Posted: Updated:
KALISPELL -

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.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:43:05 GMT
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
  • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:42:53 GMT
    A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
    Officials now say 19 people were seen for minor injuries when a tourist train derailed in southeast Alaska - an increase from the initial report of nine injuries.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:42:48 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
  • Most Popular

Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.