County Board Hears Recycling Center Update

Improper use of the county’s recycling center was a topic of discussion at the Bond County Board meeting Tuesday morning.

Emily Hartmann, from the county soil and water conservation district, oversees the center. FAYCO Enterprises picks up the recyclables from the center every Friday. The center is located along Route 40, east of its intersection with Bowman Industrial Drive.

Hartmann told the county board that this past spring, about the time when community clean-up days were being observed, several non-recyclable items were left at the center. She said arrangements had to be made to have those items properly disposed.

This was the first time in the one and one-half-year history of the center that the problem occurred.

Hartmann asked the board members how they want to proceed if this happens again.

One suggestion was highway department employees picking up the items. Wes Pourchot, board member, said he has talked with Sheriff Jeff Brown about the situation and the sheriff is willing to post cameras at the center, if necessary.

Hartmann said there are plans to erect a sign stating what items can and cannot be recycled.

She reported to the county board the recycling center is well used, especially for cardboard. Click below to hear some of her comments:

Howard Elmore, county board chairman, said he continues to receive positive public comments about the recycling center.