Residents of Horseshoe Bend will soon be able to make use of the Horseshoe Bend Recycling Center which is scheduled to open soon.
Mayor Bob Spear said the city will benefit because it will help keep costs down for dumping fees charged at local landfills.
Spear said he believes it is the obligation of the public to recycle any product that can be recycled. And it helps to keep the landfills from being over-filled. He added, "It's the civic minded thing to do; it doesn't deplete all our resources."
The steel fabricated building is being funded by a grant the city attained through White River Planning and Development District in the amount of $4,800. The city is sustaining the remaining costs in the amount of $11,500 with funds coming out of the municipal reserve fund. Construction is being done by Knob Creek Construction of Brockwell.
Spear said the center will benefit the city in the winter too because it can be used to store equipment, provided space is available.
The center is located across from City Hall. Spear said it is close to the business district but not so close it is unattractive for existing or new businesses.
Volunteers will man the center, which will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Spear said there is no charge to residents for bringing their items to be recycled. He said papers and cardboard brought to the center need to be bound by string.