Starting April 15, Hall County will take in Lumpkin County’s recycling, after commissioners approved an agreement with Lumpkin at their Wednesday meeting.
Lumpkin will bring its recyclables, except glass, to the Hall County Recycling Center on Chestnut Street in Gainesville. Hall will pay Lumpkin half the market rate for its cardboard and will not pay Lumpkin for single-stream recycling, which includes paper, metal and plastics.
Ken Rearden, Hall’s public works director, said Monday that Lumpkin approached Hall about the agreement, and Hall will benefit from being able to sell the recycled materials to other vendors.
The recycling agreement was on Wednesday’s consent agenda, a set of items voted on collectively and routinely approved.