The Pulaski County Commissioners this week approved a motion at the request of recycling center director Ed Clark to increase the price for receiving goods at the transfer station by one cent per pound after Clark explained the price has not been raised in roughly six years. He said he doesn’t expect to see any problems with raising the cost because landfills are also raising their price, and this just levels the field.
As a result, the cost for receiving goods is now 4 cents per pound, and Clark said he is also interested in raising the cost of taking in tires by $1, with the exception of tractor tires. On top of that, he said he needs a sign made indicating that neither the recycling center nor transfer station will accept refrigerators or air conditioning units because the cost of removing the freon from the units is too expensive and requires too much responsibility.
The commissioners approved a motion increasing the cost of receiving goods by one cent and to increase the cost of taking tires to $4 per car tire and $8 per truck tire. The motion also stated that the recycling center will not accept air conditioning units or refrigerators.