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Recycling Centers May be Moved Out of Fresno, Calif.

To reduce crime and the presence of homeless people, city staff is working on changing zoning and updating ordinances to move recycling centers out of Fresno neighborhoods.

Recycling centers in Fresco, Calif., are receiving a bad rap from neighbors who say they attract homeless people, drug activity and crime. To resolve the citywide issue, city staff is working on changing zoning and updating ordinances to move recycling centers out of Fresno neighborhoods.

In January 2017, the city will present an amendment to the City Council, which will give existing recycling center six months to continue operating under the current standards. With this amendment, the city hopes to have all recycling centers out of the Fresco neighborhoods by summer 2017.

YourCentralValley.com has more details:

Public outcry over neighborhood recycling centers fueling crime and homelessness in the City of Fresno has city leaders taking action. Recently this recycling center near Shields and West has come under fire from nearby residents because they say it's attracting homeless people, drug activity, and crime.

The Fresno city manager says this is a citywide issue and right now city staff is working on changing zoning and updating ordinances to take recycling centers out of Fresno neighborhoods.

"The business itself is not my concern. My concern is the people it attracts," said Fresno Resident Angel Gomez.

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