Sept. 4, 2012 — A portable bin trailer for recyclables now is available at all times in the Walmart parking lot, thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.
The Community Recycling Center (CRC) purchased the “green” bin trailer unit from Pro-Trainer.
It is for cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, #1 and #2 plastics and steel and aluminum cans.
“Many know that we have had a rotating recycling bin trailer that spent a week at Walmart, a week at Elliottville, a week at Hayes-Haldeman and a week at the MMRC fire station,” said Allie Secor, manager at CRC. “Now we have a permanent recycling location off site and will continue to rotate the other bin trailer by adding the Farmers Fire Department.”
The CRC was reformed in 2000 as an “Inter-local Agreement” between Rowan County, the City of Morehead and Morehead State University.
The CRC offers a variety of services, including shredding and glass recycling at the facility located on Triplett Creek near Greenhill City Park.
“We currently pick up recycling from many businesses in town, MSU and the hospital,” Secor said. “When crossing Bridge Street you can now see our new green sign on the building, thanks to the recycling grant. I think a lot more folks will realize where and what we are now.”
Four full-time and two part-time employees run the CRC with the help of volunteers, MSU students and individuals needing community service hours through the court system.
“Recyclables can be dropped off 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Secor. “We are working toward curbside recycling services throughout Rowan County for the very near future!”
For more information, log on to www.moreheadrecycling.org or call 784-1250.
Kim Bandura can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 784-4116.