Curbside recycling ends its fourth week in operations in St. Petersburg today, and it’s fair to say that it’s been a bit bumpy in its rollout throughout the city.
Among the issues of contention among some neighborhood groups is the request that the city perform alley recycling pickup in the same fashion that trash is collected.
Alley access is available in 40 percent of St. Pete neighborhoods, but as SPB’s Janelle Irwin reported on Thursday, a host of neighborhoods have banded together and sent a letter to the city pleading for a more flexible program.
City officials have maintained that there will be tweaks to the program once it’s fully launched, with the City Council addressing those issues in due time.
Mike Connors, St. Petersburg’s public works administrator, was scheduled to discuss the issue at a meeting of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) this coming Monday. However, a brief report in today’s Tampa Bay Times indicates that the meeting has now been postponed.
CONA President Marlene Murray tells the Times that Connors said he had to postpone due to scheduling conflicts, and it will be rescheduled for later this month.