Tim Wasserman, director of the Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Solid Waste Management District, gave a presentation about curbside recycling for Tiffin City Council Monday night.
"The drop-off program at Tiffin Parks and Rec works, but it's really not what a city this size should be serviced with," Wasserman said.
The cost for curbside recycling in Fremont is $12.50 a month, he said.
Most companies want to keep recycling and trash together, but not many offer a curbside recycling program alone, he said.
He said he could see several changes for the recycling program to better fit the city.
"We could divide the city into two zones to enable two haulers to service the city and they can treating trash like a utility -the more I generate, the more I'm going to pay.
"I would encourage you to consider an ordinance that if someone's going to haul within city limits, then they be required to pick up recycling, curbside," Wasserman said.
Mayor Aaron Montz said that if residents currently had a curbside recycling program, the city would qualify for $50,000 in funding grants.
The organization's website, www.recycleoss.net, lists 400 recyclable materials and lists collection sites in the tri-county area.
A resolution was suspended to proceed with the 2012 Sidewalk Replacement Project.
Ordinances for the following also were suspended:
Correcting a budget line item regarding the fire safer grant.
Directing the city administrator to enter into an agreement with a professional design firm for Sarah Street, SR 18 and SR 101 improvements.
Preparing specs, advertising for and receiving bids for salt to be used on city streets.
Purchasing stone as a part of the 2012 street paving program.
Preparing plans for the stripping of city streets.
Reducing the general fund because of the elimination of a 2 percent transfer of income tax revenues to the street maintenance fund.
Providing funds for health insurance expense.
Preparing plans and receiving bids for the 2012 sidewalk replacement and installation project for installation of handicapped accessible curbs at certain intersections.
Only one ordinance - to remove the eligibility of part-time employees and appointees to salaried part-time boards for health insurance - was moved to a second reading.