By ERIC SCHAADT
McCOMB — On a trial basis, a recycling drop-off service will be reintroduced to McComb in February, Village Council learned Monday.
Collecting of recyclable materials had been halted in McComb and other sites in Hancock County due, in part, to trash being scattered around collection areas.
According to Courtney Comstock, operations manager with Litter Landing, portable recycling bins will be brought to McComb, outside the village garage on Maple Street, on the first Tuesday of each month. The bins will be picked up the following Thursday.
Cardboard, designated plastics, aluminum cans and steel cans are some of the items that will be accepted. Glass will not be accepted, Comstock said.
“We want to start out slow” and see where this goes, Comstock told McComb Council. The program will begin on the first Tuesday of February.
Separately, Cathy Schroll was selected as president of council for 2019 and Brenda Mygrant will serve as vice president.
A first reading was given to an ordinance that would eliminate the two-hour time restriction on downtown parking in McComb.
In other business, council:
• Heard that a public food pantry box, installed by a village resident, has been opened in front of the municipal building to provide and accept food items.
• Saw some council members donate personal funds toward the annual village fireworks display.