ESCANABA - Plans are being made for a new recycling collection center to be constructed in the city's industrial park, the Escanaba City Council was informed at its meeting Thursday.
Council approved the sale of a 275-foot-by-250-foot lot in the Whitetail Industrial Park to SGT's Recycling Inc. in the amount of $22,120. The company, which had been in operation on North 30th Street for the past two years, plans to build a new recycling collection facility on the property.
Prior to breaking ground, SGT'S Recycling will go through the site plan approval process with the planning commission, explained City Manager Jim O'Toole. The sale approval has an 18-month construction condition, he added.
According to a letter from the company to the city, the proposed facility will be used to collect and sort items for recycling including electronics, televisions, appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, mattresses, box springs, recliners, couches, computers, monitors, metal, cell phones, and ink and toner cartridges.
The service will be free to the community and the new facility would be open Monday through Saturday, stated Pamela O'Carey, company vice president.
SGT'S Recycling was in operation at 1600 N. 30th St. until a week ago due to a heating issue, she said. The company is planning to open the new facility in Escanaba this winter. A collection and sorting center will also be opening in Manistique, said O'Carey.
By 2013, SGT'S Recycling plans to employ a total of 22 workers at both locations, she said.
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