For years the South Tahoe Refuse would have to pick through the trash on a giant conveyor belt (The Murphy) for recyclables. Beginning in January the Refuse will finally be launching a curbside recycling program for the city residents. Blue trash bags will be provided for aluminum cans, tin cans, glass bottles, and newspapers. The “blue bags” are to be put out on normal trash days along side with the non-recyclable trash.
The recycling program does come at an expense to all South Tahoe Refuse customers. A 4.33 percent rate increase was approved by the City Counsel to help offset the cost of the program. All houses in South Lake Tahoe are required to have Refuse service weather they are occupied or not.
I am happy to pay the rate increase knowing that it will be helping the environment!