Members of Tiffin Street, Sidewalks and Sewers Committee said they want to hear facts about a curbside recycling program before the Committee of the Whole meeting Monday evening.
"We need to present this to all city council members before we can make a decision," Chairman Rich Cline said during a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Information Cline plans to present Monday includes recycling costs and the anticipated result to local trash haulers if the city switches to a single trash hauler.
"If we don't go to a single hauler, and mandate curbside recycling, rates are going to go up," Cline said.
"You make this one power, you might as well close Karl's down," Jeff Turco with Karl's Hauling Inc. said.
Director of Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Solid Waste Management District Tim Wasserman provided examples from other municipalities who envoke mandatory recycling for residents, with rates varying from $14-$16 a month.
"I have provided six or seven contracts that show what other communities are doing," Wasserman said.
Cline said other communities have either put the recycling costs on the trash service, the water bill or the sewer bill.
Cline said he planned to let Law Director Brent Howard review the contracts.
"I see this as expanding service to our residents and potentially saving a bit of money. But if we prove we can't do both, we're not going to sign any kind of contract," Mayor Aaron Montz said.
Committee of the Whole is to meet at 7:15 p.m. Monday.