Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Leading A Disposable City

Nov 2, 2017

The mayor talks about needles, a new city hall and whether recycling isn't just trash in disguise.
Credit City of West Lafayette

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor with West Lafayette’s John Dennis, we talk about things getting thrown away.

A listener wants to know how recycling in the city really works – can he be sure his plastic bottles are going to a landfill?

Also, there’s new data about the county’s syringe exchange program, which Mayor Dennis is against, along with his police chief and their counterparts across the river. About half the needles given out so far haven’t come back. So where are they ending up?

And we’ll discuss whether the idea of a city hall is disposable in the 21st Century. The city is getting ready to ask people whether they want one, where it should be and what it needs to do. So we poll Mayor Dennis about those same topics.