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Petition Drive Against Indy's Proposed Recycling Plant Gains Momentum

A controversial recycling plan for the city of Indianapolis is up for a vote Wednesday. 

The city is considering a $45 million proposal by Covanta to build a facility that will sort through garbage for recyclables.

The Indiana Recycling Coalition started a petition drive to oppose Covanta's plan.  950 people have already signed it.  The coalition's Carey Hamilton says the Covanta proposal is at best --a sub-par solution for recycling and will lock the city into a 14-year contract.

The coalition believes there are other solutions that would serve taxpayers better, create more jobs and support better environmental efforts. 

City officials say the deal will increase the amount of recycled waste and will increase participation in recycling--with no cost to residents. 

The Public Works Board will vote on the deal Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Hamilton says it's not too late to sign the petition at Indianarecycling.org

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