NEW PAPER RECYCLING SYSTEM COMES TO THE
BOYLE COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER
BOYLE COUNTY – – – Recycling paper is complicated business according to Solid Waste Director Angie Muncy. Muncy explains, “For years, our Boyle County residents have diligently recycled paper, but when it rains and gets wet, it becomes useless and unsellable. You can imagine a pile of wet paper – it becomes pulp, and I cannot sell or recycle pulp.”
Boyle County Recycle Center has installed 35 new paper-recycling containers with a smaller opening – that keeps water out. The EDGE is a 65-gallon cart, which can handle 230 pounds of material. The featured forward-facing, deep deflector pocket prevents visibility and moisture from infiltrating the container.
Muncy adds, “The project was funded through a Division of Waste Management Grant and integrate with our shredders that were paid for by another grant.”
The new containers are not without criticism from those who were surprised or do not like the change. Muncy says, “I understand there are frustrations because the new containers require the recycling public to deposit paper through a slot instead of a wide open container. The old system of using trailers were not working. Paper was getting wet, which becomes nothing more than trash that cannot be recycled,” said Muncy.
The staff have created a workaround for those bringing bulk deliveries of paper or bags of shredded paper. “If you bring a bag full of shredded paper, or magazines and newspapers, make the Convenience Center staff aware and they will unlock the container to make it easier. This is only available for bulk,” said Muncy.
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For an interview or additional comments, please call:
Boyle County Solid Waste Director, Angie Muncy
859-238-1106 (office) or 859-319-4803 (mobile)
Boyle County Judge Executive, Howard Hunt III
859-238-1100 (office) or 859-319-9195 (mobile)