The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

August 29, 2013

Enid Recycling Center has new location at Frisco Park

ENID, Okla. — We were glad to hear the news coming from city hall about a new location for Enid Recycle Center, as are most people who recycle.

The center hasn’t had a permanent home since it was moved from the 200 block of Oklahoma, in the parking lot west of Convention Hall. Construction from the ongoing Enid Renaissance Project forced the city to move the center.

The plan was to move it to 300 N. Grand, but a property dispute held up the move.

Instead, city officials moved the recycling center to the landfill on Southgate in September 2012. It’s been there since.

On Thursday, though, the recycling center will re-open at Frisco Park, along Chestnut just east of Grand.

Clients of Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid will continue to work at the collection facility.

There will not be any significant construction at the park.

Jim McClain, Public Works director for the city, said officials eventually will put up a fence, but people bringing recyclables will be able to drive right up to the curb and unload.

Hours of operation will follow the typical summer schedule of 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Saturday, until cooler weather arrives.

The Recycle Center accepts the following cleaned items: newspaper, cardboard, clothes, shoes, belts, purses, aluminum cans, stuffed toys, leather and some plastics.

We like the fact the site is more centrally located.

That will help people who didn’t — or couldn’t — make the drive to the landfill.

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