New recycling center opens in Grayson Co.

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- It may look like another trash dumpster, but look closely and you'll see it’s only for recycling. It's part of a new initiative that Grayson County leaders say they're very proud of.

Trash piles up everywhere- in dumpsters, behind stores, on the street, and on the curb. Now, there's a new place to take some of that material.

“We need to do all we can to protect landfill and make last as long as we can. We also need to protect environment. By recycling we do both of those."

County Commissioner Johnny Waldrip says there wasn't a place in Grayson County where people could go until now.

“I read an editorial in paper that have no rural recycling, thought about and said I think I could come up with a plan so we are opening the Precinct 1 Barn to have a recycle center," says IESI division manager Richard West.

That center, located at 1213 FM 1417 in Sherman, is already getting plenty of use in its first day of operation.

The center only accepts approved items like aluminum, tin, steel, cardboard, paper, and certain plastics.

"We’re asking please just do recyclables. The sign there states what you can bring. If it turns into trash dump, then it will have to close," Waldrip says.

Waldrip says the center is part of a county pilot program that could grow if the demand is out there.

"It’s all up to the people if it works or not. Follow the rules, and we can recycle in other places across the county."

Anyone in the county can drop off their recyclables at the center, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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  • by Dolores Location: Luella on Dec 12, 2007 at 09:06 AM
    Love the recycling center that opened last week. Great job by all who utilized it last week. We had an empty one first thing Monday morning. Residences please keep up the good job. I made two trips there myself last week and one already this week.
  • by On a roll for recycling Location: Texas on Dec 5, 2007 at 03:47 PM
    To opinionated...learn to spell the word think. Someday you will be living in Tejas instead of Texas with all the illegals. That's my opinion and therefore why I put Tejas instead of Texas. I am opinionated too! Do you recycle? Or are you one of those that puts the leaves in the trash and the trash in the recycle bin?
  • by Opinionated Location: on Texoma on Dec 5, 2007 at 08:36 AM
    To: on a roll,recycling is a fine thing to do, but if you can't spell TEXAS or thing CA is better for some reason - maybe you should live there.
  • by john Location: denison on Dec 5, 2007 at 04:14 AM
    o its just off 1417 ya i will just go drive right over to it what kind of directions is thatther is alot of just off 1417 spots The address has been added to the story
  • by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2007 at 07:14 PM
    Its about time!!!
  • by managainstcarsonlawns Location: DenisonLawnAutoParking on Dec 4, 2007 at 05:58 PM
    Can we put all the cars/trucks on lawns in Denison in said containers?
  • by On a roll for recycling Location: Tejas on Dec 4, 2007 at 05:24 PM
    Recycling is a great thing to do. It irks me to see people in Sherman with recycling bins full of non-recyclable trash. I know some cities pose a big fine for those that do not comply with throwing trash in their recycle cans. I wish we would do what California does and have Green bins for compost items...even dog poop is a green item in CA. We should all try to compost what we can, there's a reason the leaves fall from the trees, and it is not to be bagged up and thrown away in our landfills. You can mow them for mulch. I would be afraid with all the news lately that some local yahoo would think a dead body is a good item to place in a green bin. So forget about that idea for this area...Go California, maybe we will catch on someday.
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