Recycling focus of joint meeting

MARQUETTE – How to best optimize the city’s recycling program wil be the focus of a joint meeting today of the Marquette City Commission and Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. at city hall.

The meeting is intended to bring the community up to speed on the status of recycling in the city and to look at program options for establishing infrastructure and services needed to fulfill policy goals.

Ways to create a comprehensive recycling program involve reducing the amount of material buried at the landfill and selling recycled material to commercial interests, with the proceeds used to offset the costs of recycling.

Tonight’s meeting will be broadcast live on Charter channel 21.