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story.lead_photo.caption Boxes heap around city-provided recycling bins in Holts Summit. After years of misuse, the city is prepared to pull the plug on its recycling program Jan. 31.

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. — The Board of Aldermen is set to approve a resolution to sell the city's two recycling dumpsters.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The two dumpsters were the only recycling option Holts Summit provided before the city announced Jan. 6 it was canceling recycling services. According to the city, the bins were being misused and trashed.

The announcement, made on Facebook, inspired hundreds of comments from local residents with many upset about the loss. A discussion of recycling alternatives is also on the meeting agenda.

Also on the agenda is a potential increase in the legal age for purchasing or possessing tobacco, which would change the city code to match federal law. In December, President Donald Trump signed legislation to raise the federal minimum age for tobacco sales to 21.

Action and discussion are also planned on dilapidated cars, a sewer project update, licensing regulations for home businesses, the approval of the final plat of Cedars Subdivision and the appointment of a new emergency management director.

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