District of Houston declines MMBC recycling proposal

The District of Houston declined the Multi Material B.C. (MMBC) recycling agreement at this time, until more information is given.

The District of Houston declined the Multi Material B.C. (MMBC) recycling agreement at this time, until more information is given.

MMBC is offering financial incentives to cover costs for municipalities to startup a recycling system to run in parallel with garbage pickup, not increasing municipal costs.

Council showed interest in the program last September, stating that they wanted more information about where they would need to drop off recycling.

“The District of Houston, as always, is very interested in extending its services funded by somebody else,”

“However, MMBC is not in position to offer any information as to where the District would deliver its recycling material at this time. In fact, they refused to comment,” said Director of Finance William Wallace.

With the deadline Nov. 30, council agreed not to sign the agreement, but still indicate interest in getting more information when the pick up sites are decided.

“Then we can resume discussions,” said Wallace.

Wallace says Cascades Recovery Inc., one of the contractors bidding on the MMBC program, visited Houston and said they would be happy to pick up recycling from containers in Houston if they win the bid.

“We’ll find out if they win the contract and go from there,” Wallace said.