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Blue Springs Pink Hill Park Recycling Center closes

Blue Springs Pink Hill Park Recycling Center closes


SS PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PLASTIC BOTTLES AND PAPER BAGS IN JACKSON COUNTY. THAT’S BECAUSE THE PINK HILL PARK RECYCLING CENTER CLOSED YESTERDAY. BUT AS 41 ACTION NEWS REPORTER CAT REID FOUND OUT. AS ONE CENTER CLOSES- THE COMMUNITY PUSHES FOR ANOTHER DOOR TO OPEN. Cat Reid Randy Cooper/ Pink HIll Recycling Center Becky Arthur/Green Blue Springs Cat Reid 25:10:39 over the next couple of days these big green bins will disappear from the pink hill park recycling center. but that’s not stopping the people who live here from finding other places to take their recycling A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE USED TO TAKE THEIR WASTE- NOW TURNED INTO A LITERAL WASTELAND nat pop- can rolling WITH CANS INSTEAD OF TUMBLEWEEDS- BLOWING ACROSS THE CONCRETE LOT AT PINK HILL PARK RECYCLING CENTER. nats- duel at high noon THERE ARE EVEN RECYCLING VIGILANTES LIKE BECKY ARTHUR Arthur 21:50:16 i’m pretty green, as you can tell ARTHUR VOLUNTEERS WITH GREEN BLUE SPRINGS- A GROUP OF CONCERNED CITIZENS TRYING TO FIND RECYCLING SOLUTIONS SINCE THIS CENTER CLOSED SUNDAY AFTERNOON Randy Cooper- 12:17:51- talking to woman last day was yesterday RANDY COOPER OVERSAW THE PINK HILL PARK RECYCLING CENTER FOR THE CITY SINCE IT OPENED SEVEN YEARS AGO. BECAUSE SO MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES CLOSED THEIR CENTERS- COOPER SAYS THIS PLACE WAS SEEING 400 TO 500 PEOPLE A DAY. BUT BETWEEN COMMODITY PRICES DROPPING AND HAULING COSTS RISING- BLUE SPRINGS COULD NO LONGER AFFORD TO KEEP THE CENTER’S GATES OPEN Cooper- 13:58:44 This is the type of activity you’d like to see continue, but unfortunately we weren’t able to continue our part of it nat of truck backing up AS THE FINAL FEW RECYCLING CONTAINERS ARE HAULED AWAY- GREEN BLUE SPRINGS HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK RESEARCHING OPTIONS WITH THE CITY’S SOLID WASTE COMMISSION. THEY’VE ALSO BEEN SURVEYING PEOPLE WHO COME TO PINK HILL PARK TO DROP OFF RECYCLING. arthur 16:12:21 what do you plan on doing now that this center is closed? the big majority of people said they didn’t know THE CITY IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO USE PRIVATE WASTE HAULERS IN THE MEANTIME. AND GREEN BLUE SPRINGS HOPES THIS GHOST TOWN DOESN’T DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM FINDING OTHER WAYS TO RECYCLE. 19:02:46 it breaks our heart every time we have to throw away something that’s not recyclable IN BLUE SPRINGS nat pop- recycling door shuts- CAT REID 41 ACTION NEWS. GREEN BLUE SPRINGS

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