Q. Can you find out the total cost to taxpayers to fund the county recycling program: employees, facilities, vehicles, equipment, maintenance, debt etc.?
A. The New Hanover County recycling program is not funded with tax dollars, according to county spokesperson Charles Smith.
The county recycling program is funded instead by the environmental management department’s “self-supporting enterprise fund that includes revenues earned from the sale of recyclable commodities and solid waste tipping fees.”
Smith said expenditures for the program total $833,703. Revenues from the sale of recyclable commodities covered $438,243 and the remaining costs were covered by the enterprise fund.
Date posted: December 10, 2012
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R. E. Smith Jr.