The Kalamazoo City Commission is likely to consider soon whether to increase the property tax that pays for bulk trash and recycling service. And a new rate could come with changes in how trash and recycling are collected.
Public Services Department Administrative Support Manager Wendy Burlingham says single-stream recycling instead of dual-stream is one possibility. So is quarterly rather than monthly bulk trash pickup. Burlingham says while less frequent bulk trash service would help the city’s budget, that’s not the only advantage.