Quincy recycling program still undecided

There was no decision at Monday night’s city council meeting on the future of Quincy’s recycling program.

Aldermen tabled the decision for yet another week on whether to buy 2,000 new recycle bins at the cost of around $12,000.

Earlier this year, aldermen agreed to a $5 per month opt-in recycling program.

However, with Quincy Recycling’s recent decision to stop allowing walk-in drops offs, aldermen say they’re now rethinking the opt-in program.

“I threw out the proposal tonight to offer free recycling for all,” said 3rd Ward Alderman Tom Ernst. “I’m not sure where that’s going to go.”

Ernst’s plan to continue recycling free of charge for residents will be brought before council next week, along with the decision to purchase new recycling bins. A decision has to be made by May 1, which is when the new fiscal year begins.