JOPLIN, MO.--- One of the closest contests in last nights election was the question of curbside recycling in Joplin. The issue failed by only 369 votes. It would have raised your trash bill by $3.03 per month. Workers at the Joplin Recycling Center say it's still a long term goal for the city. However, paying for the extra cost is the biggest hurdle.
"It's still on the city councils envisioning plan, still the goal of the YPN. And we didn't' loose by that many votes. We're going to go back to the trash company and see what we can do," said Mary Anne Phillips, Joplin Recycling Coordinator.
Phillips says she hopes to re-negotiate a lower rate with Republic Services, who currently handles the trash service for Joplin.
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