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October 6th, 2008
Sustainable San Marcos – more recycling

Welcome to Bulletin #7 from Sustainable San Marcos.

MORE RECYCLING: Monday evening’s City Council meeting is the 1st reading for Single Stream Recycling. Here is what the Mayor and City Council will be voting on Monday, October 6:

Agenda item #23: Consider an ordinance increasing the rate for once per week collection of residential solid waste and recyclable materials from $13.98 per month to $15.75 per month effective upon the commencement of single stream residential recycling by Texas Disposal Systems; including procedural provisions; and providing an effective date; and consider ordinance on the first of three readings; and discuss and provide direction to staff concerning amendments to the residential solid waste collection contract with Texas Disposal Systems.

Sustainable San Marcos supports this ordinance. Please let the Mayor and City Council know you support this ordinance, too, by:

() sign up on Monday the 6th to speak during the Citizen Comment period

() call

() email

() post a supporting comment online at the Newstreamz article:

Please note, the City Council has rescheduled its first October meeting to Monday, October 6 so that Council Members, staff and the public may participate in the 25th annual Texas Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, October 7.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: We were delighted to present an overview on Sustainable San Marcos at the September 4th monthly CONA meeting. Here is a link to the online article on Newstreamz:

And here is a link to the presentation itself:

CANTOBER: San Marcos is participating in the Cans for Cash – City Recycling Challenge during the month of October. We will send more details in the next bulletin, including dates and events (culminating in “Cantoberfest” on Saturday the 25th).


Sustainable San Marcos

a new local grassroots nonprofit organization focused on promoting sustainability and green policies in the San Marcos area 

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