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Ohio Residents File Complaints About Recycling Center Odor, Noise and Bugs

The city’s deputy health commissioner has given the recycling center six months to remove a certain level of recyclables from its waste stream.

Residents living near the Northeast Ohio Automated Recycling Center in Warren, Ohio, have filed complaints with the city’s health department, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the solid waste district about the recycling center’s odor, noise and infestation of insects.

In an effort to combat this issue, the city’s deputy health commissioner has given the recycling center six months to remove a certain level of recyclables from its waste stream and the city’s health department has assigned sanitarians to monitor the odor.

Tribune Chronicle has the details:

Residents living around the Northeast Ohio Automated Recycling Center have filed complaints with the city’s Health Department, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the solid waste district about odors, noise and infestation of insects coming into their homes.

Neighbors Miles Cuckovich and Jim Kreps, whose properties sit on the edge of the recycling center, each have spoken to Robert Pinti, Warren’s deputy health commissioner, about the noise coming from the facility as early as 4:30 a.m., as trucks arrive with heavy roll-off containers.

“When the trucks drop off the containers, they make crashing sounds,”Kreps said.  “Even if they are in the building it can be heard.

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