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Brattleboro, VT Seeks Funds to Save Recycling Program

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Brattleboro, VT – The town of Brattleboro, VT., is trying to figure out a way to continue funding a recycling program. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

The town's two recycling coordinators opened a compost site and helped to increase Brattleboro's recycling rate by about 10 percent in their first year on the job.

Selectboard Chairman Dick Degray told the Brattleboro Reformer the board is not going to be able to provide financial support in the 2013 budget for more recycling work. He said the board has already had to cut down on many other town priorities.

The town's solid waste committee also has lost several members as the coordinators were taking care of recycling responsibilities.

I'm Pat Bradley, WAMC News.

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