(Toledo, OH) Toledo may soon get its own recyclable sorting center.
Toledo city council has approved a new regional solid waste plan, which commits the city's paper, cardboard, glass, and plastic to a regional district instead of trucking it into Michigan at great expense.
In return, Lucas County commissioners have committed to building what's known as a local materials recovery facility. That's where recyclables would be sorted and sold on the open market.
Such an idea has been on the wish list of regional leaders for years as a job-creator and way to save money on the recycling stream, which has become a budget-buster as most communities now have to pay to have their recyclables taken away instead of getting rebates.