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Damaged Recycling Center being repaired

 

The Oxford Recycling Center will soon have a new roof.

The 17-year-old metal building was already in disrepair when a summer storm caused enough damage for the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a budget amendment for $35,000 to repair the center.

However, when the board approved the funds, they did not specify that $15,000 was allocated toward a new roof.

On Thursday, the board met in a special meeting to re-approve spending $15,000 to repair the roof.

The metal roof will be raised 2 feet to give trucks better access and repaired.

Environmental Services Superintendent Amberlynn Liles said the contractor was given notice Thursday to begin the work.

Last month, $20,000 was spent to clean up and repair the inside of the building that had suffered damage and mold from rain getting into the structure.

The center is located at the city landfill on County Road 321 and is also a drop-off location for recycles; however, those living inside the city limits can have recycling pick-up service at their home. The city currently accepts, paper, plastic and aluminum but not glass or Styrofoam.

Other recycling drop-off sites are at Highway 7 South next to Fire Station No. 3 and at the City Shop on Molly Barr Road.