The city is dealing with more and more recyclable waste, says mayor Dan Curtis. (Mead Gruver/AP file photo)
Whitehorse mayor Dan Curtis says city staff were out of line this week to suggest city residents can't afford a curbside recycling program.
"To suggest it's too expensive may have been a bit premature, before council has had a chance to reach out to a community that really embraces recycling," Curtis said
"It was flawed, it was incorrect, it was inappropriate, and I wish they hadn't have done it, but we all make mistakes."
City waste managers advised councillors at Monday's meeting to reject the $1.2 million plan for curbside recycling.