Newton reacts to mayorâs flip-flop on curbside recycling
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has reversed his long-held position and will now support a Pinellas County proposal to bring curbside recycling to his city. The countyâs program will not cost residents because it will be funded by a surplus in revenues generated by solid waste collection.
Before todayâs Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting in St. Petersburg, WMNFâs SeÃ¡n Kinane spoke today with City Council member Wengay Newton, to get his reaction to Bakerâs change of heart.
âI think itâs a great thing. ... Weâve got a situation by which we can provide curbside recycling for free to the constituents; I most definitely was going to do all that I could to make sure that happened.â
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