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Morgan Co. recycling center to open Dec. 15

November 27, 2008|By TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The long-awaited self-service Charles R. Biggs Recycling Center officially will open Monday, Dec. 15, said Bennett Lentczner, who chairs the Morgan County Solid Waste Authority.

A test run will take place Dec. 13 from noon to 3 p.m., he said.

Residents can bring their recyclables, including plastic, directly to the new recycling center on U.S. 522 at 2990 Valley Road, which is between Herb's Auto Sales and Eddie's Tire.

It will be open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Bill Pechumer, authority recycling coordinator.

Lentczner said an official opening ceremony will be Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

The center has requirements, and the following changes need to be noted before taking recyclables to the center.

o The only plastic bags accepted are the clear ones given out by the center to be used for plastic bottles. Paper, including newspaper, magazines, phone books and catalogs, should be in paper bags, packed in cardboard boxes or tied with natural twine.

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o Junk mail, photocopies, computer printouts and boxes should be packed in paper bags or boxes. No shredded material in plastic bags will be accepted.

o Corrugated cardboard must be broken down to lie flat.

o Narrow-necked plastic bottles stamped with "1" or "2" will be accepted. Remove caps and rings. Crush as much as possible and place in the free, clear plastic bags provided at the trailer entrance.

o Can lids can be recycled. Paper labels must be removed from cans.

o Scrap metal such as old fencing can be recycled, but the Solid Waste Authority should be called first at 304-258-8718, Lentczner said.

Recycling collection will continue on a trial basis in Paw Paw, W.Va., on the second Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m., Lentczner said.

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