Recently, the Fairbury Journal-News began recycling materials that are accepted at Fairbury’s recycle center.
Laura Bedlan, Zoning Administrator of the City of Fairbury, provided the Journal-News with information about the center. According to that information, the center has been collecting recyclable materials, such as paper and certain types of plastic, since 1990.
In its 25 years of operation, use of the recycle center has fluctuated. In 2009, the center collected 140 tons of material over the course of that year. The collection of recyclable material generates revenue for the City of Fairbury.
According to the information provided by Bedlan, the 140 tons of material collected in 2009 provided approximately $3,500 for the city. This revenue helped to save the city in tipping fees, which, as Bedlan explained, are the fees the city has to pay for dumping trash.