Peachtree City examines trash and recycling costs

Peachtree City plans to re-evaluate its options for more efficient trash and recycling services later this year.

The subject arose on Sept. 6 as part of the City Council’s approval of the FY2019 budget for Keep Peachtree City Beautiful, the nonprofit that helps run the city’s two recycling centers. Although the three residential trash service companies that operate in Peachtree City are required to provide free curbside recycling to their customers, the city has seen an increase in recycling materials and yard debris collection at its Rockaway Road and McIntosh Trail facilities; the related costs have increased the city’s KPTCB subsidy by $10,660.

City Manager Jon Rorie said the city is evaluating best practices in other municipalities to determine how the city might maintain service but reduce costs.