At the last Yelm City Council Meeting, the Council members were told the recycle bins are being removed in Yelm because even with home recycling, the demand has not slackened here and the county feels businesses are using the Yelm facility that should be paying for their own recycling and that there should be some reduction in flow at that facility because of home recycling and there has not been .
Also cited was the cost to the CIty of Yelm in maintenance workers having to attend to the garbage left at the site and the clean-up of an unsightly area.
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UPDATE OCTOBER 31, 2008
“Free recycling options shrink
Five blue box locations in county to close Jan. 1,”
quoting The Olympian.