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Blue Springs, Mo., Recycling Center Closes Due to Rising Costs

The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center is the 15th recycling drop-off center in the metro area to close within the last year.

The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center in Blue Springs, Mo., closed its doors on October 1 due to rising costs. City leaders claim that the solid waste company that hauls the recyclables has increased its operations costs, which are expected to increase from an average of $12,000 to $100,000 annually.

The Pink Hill Park Recycling Center is the 15th recycling drop-off center in the metro area to close within the last year.

FOX 4 has more:

The Pink Hill Park Recycling center is a popular place in Blue Springs for residents looking to do their part to help save the planet. But on October 1st, the center will close its doors for good. City leaders say it`s because the solid waste company that hauls the recyclables, has raised its operations costs. Those costs, the city says, are projected to increase from an average of $12,000 to $100,000 annually.

“A lot of people seem to be very adamant about wanting to recycle and they’d like to stay here, they’d be willing to pay some money to continue recycling here,” said Blue Springs resident Bill Williams.

For several weeks a group of Blue Springs residents have met out at the center to collect signatures and survey people about possible alternatives.

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