Council president balks at recycling center in borough

August 06, 2002|by RICHARD BELISLE

The president of the Greencastle Borough Council balked Monday night at a request by the Antrim Township Supervisors to place a recycling drop-off center in the borough.

The request is part of the supervisors' efforts to build a new municipal building on the site of the township's current drop-off center on Antrim Church Road.

The supervisors want to move the drop-off center from its current location on the south side of their property to the north end.


The supervisors sent a letter to the Greencastle Borough Council saying they want to continue the recycling program, and are asking the council to place recycling containers in the borough. They suggested the borough garage along Mifflin Lane as one possible site.

Borough Council President Barbara Bock balked at the supervisors' request. Bock and other council members said they worried that some residents would use the containers to get rid of their garbage and other nonrecyclable trash.

The borough tabled the township's request.

On Saturdays, residents of both municipalities drop off their aluminum and tin cans, bottles and other recyclables. The supervisors said the number of people using the center has doubled in the last two years with half of the users borough residents.

Antrim Township also wants to place recycling roll-off dumpsters at sites in State Line, Shady Grove and Kauffman Station for plastics, metal cans and glass containers, according to the letter.

The proposal is contingent upon cooperation from Waste Management, owner of the Mountain View Reclamation landfill in Upton, Pa., west of Greencastle, to provide the roll-off containers.

The supervisors are seeking grants through the Franklin County Planning Office to help pay for things like fencing a collection area for newsprint and cardboard recycling containers.

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