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High cost holds up Chatham County curbside recycling

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The city of Savannah just started its curbside recycling program two years ago. Garden City followed their lead later that year. Now, thousands of unincorporated Chatham county residents want the curbside recycling, but County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis said the cost is holding up the program.

"We would have to buy several new trucks and those special trucks that have that equipment that pick up those recycled boxes. We would have to add on additional people.  See, the city of Savannah, they had all of their equipment, so they were able to provide that system," said Liakakis.

Liakakis said they are still looking for solutions but as of now, curbside recycling for Chatham county will not be an option on the November ballot.

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