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Commission approves recycling center construction

Posted: April 3, 2012 - 7:06pm

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Columbia County commissioners approved a more than $316,000 bid Tuesday to build a recycling center at an Evans park.
Evans-based Continental Construction won the bid to build the recycling center at Riverside Park on Hardy-McManus Road.
County Construction and Maintenance Services Director Matt Schlachter said last week that the center will be similar to one located on William Few Parkway near the Georgia State Patrol office. That manned location opened in September 2009 and contains bins for electronics, plastics, newspapers and magazines, aluminum cans, food cans, and cardboard and office paper.
Additional bins for plastic and newspapers are located at the Evans Government Complex.
Schlachter said the Riverside Park center will be larger than the one on William Few Parkway and will include an office for county Green Programs Manager Jenny Hinson.
The new recycling center also will cost more than expected.
Initially, officials budgeted $265,000 to build the center, according to county documents.
Funds to build it come from the 2006-10 1-percent sales tax. Added money from the Solid Waste Fund might also get used.
County Administrator Scott Johnson said work at the site might start this month.

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