Drop off option for recycling will change in June

Deb Zwez

Citing a lack of available volunteers, and the unbudgeted costs for calling in city workers to handle the Saturday shift at the Wapakoneta recycling center, city officials are canceling that option for area residents after May 26.

Safety Service Director Chad Scott said he’d made arrangements with Auglaize County, through recycling coordinator Scott Cisco, to install large bins at the Public Works Department on Harrison Street to handle plastic, aluminum and glass products. As of June 1, these bins will be available to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mayor Tom Stinebaugh said it’s been the city’s recent experience that service groups are either unavailable or unwilling to staff the recycling center on Saturday mornings, assumedly because there is not a lot of money to be made these days from the sale of the products collected and sorted.

Volunteer Marlene Froning has been responsible for...

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