Recycling going strong in Fayette 03.17.2010

Written by David Green.

Recycling is going strong at the Fayette center, and with the new building, there’s a lot more space to operate, said coordinator Dave Metcalf.

Last Saturday marked the second month for the recycling center in the township building near the intersection of Ohio and Water streets.

Metcalf said he appreciates the township’s help with arranging for a new location since the operation was running out of room at the village garage.

Volunteer support remains good, he said, noting that it takes a minimum of four people to keep things running smoothly during the monthly opening of the center.

Saturday he was assisted by volunteers from the Lions Club, the park board and the Boy Scout troop.

Profits from selling recycled goods are given to the park board. Despite a large drop in prices paid for materials, Fayette’s recycling efforts are bringing in about $100 a month.

Although the center is open only on the second Saturday morning of the month, a 24-hour collection bin is available for #1 and #2 plastic, aluminum and tin.

Other items such as glass, newspaper, cardboard and plastic shopping bags should be brought to the center when it’s open.

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