WAYNESBORO, PA. - After no comment was offered from residents during a public hearing Wednesday, a recycling center proposed on East Sixth Street was unanimously approved by the Waynesboro Borough Council.
The center will weigh materials from businesses and residents, then purchase and process them, Brandon Williard said.
The recycled material is sent to mills, he said.
Williard opened Tri-State Recycling in Shippensburg, Pa., in 1999 and said the move will provide a slight expansion.
"I just thought it'd be a good location because it's between Hagerstown and Chambersburg," Williard said.
The center will accept materials like steel, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel, according to land development plans. No hazardous materials will be handled or stored, plans note.
Trucks would pick up items from businesses, Williard said.
The proposal was the subject of a conditional use hearing because junkyards are not permitted in the industrial zone.
The recycling center also had been approved for a variance by the Waynesboro Zoning Hearing Board concerning the setback of a fence, Borough Engineer Kevin Grubbs said.