Someday soon local residents may be able to dispose of all sorts of hazardous waste items, safely and quickly, at a special center set up inside the City of Greenville.

The City Council intends Tuesday to consider voting a resolution of support for a proposed sustainable Hunt County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. The Council is scheduled to take the vote during the regular session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. A work session is also scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The idea for the collection center came from a 2009 class of Leadership Hunt County through the Greenville Chamber. The class, made up of Brent South Jeanette Moser, Kim Quimby and Roger Robertson. The class members recommended the City of Greenville, Hunt County and other cities within the county join together to create the disposal site.

Hunt County would be the first county within the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to establish a permanent and sustainable collection program. The Leadership Hunt County class recommended setting up the site at the City of Greenville Service Center, 601 Clark Street.

The initial start-up and operating costs for the collection center would come to an estimated $166,645, which might be at least partially funded by a grant from the NCTCOG. Ongoing annual costs would be an estimated $51,345, funded through contributions by all of the participating entities whose residents would be allowed to access the center.

Under the proposal, the City of Greenville would be responsible to establishing a coalition of the other cities participating in the program, as well as administering the grant.