Sarasota News Leader

08/09/2013 & 08/16/2013

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TRASH TALK Larry Alexander (right) addresses members of the Siesta Key Village Association on Aug. 6. Photo by Rachel Hackney THE SIESTA KEY VILLAGE ASSOCIATION PLANS TO WORK ON WAYS TO FUND A RECYCLING PROGRAM ALONG OCEAN BOULEVARD By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Building on a July 2 discussion, members of the Siesta Key Village Association (SKVA) this week requested county staff assistance in their quest to implement a recycling program in Siesta Village. The only question is how to pay for the bins and collection. "It's never as expensive as garbage collection," Alexander replied, "because there's no disposal fee." Moreover, he said, a vendor sometimes will reduce the fee if the customer — in this case, the SKVA — allows it to keep any money it SKVA President Cheryl Gaddie said after an receives for the recyclables it picks up. Aug. 6 presentation SKVA members also by Larry Alexander, learned this week the county's manager Our job is to get you what you want. that Sarasota Counof solid waste collecLarry Alexander ty Code Enforcement tions, "So what you're Manager staff will begin hantelling us is we have to Solid Waste Collections Sarasota County dling all complaints get creative and find money?" about dumpsters not

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