The recycling program in Tuscola County hopes to expand operations with more recycling and to do that in a bigger facility.
County recycling operations started in 1996, and has steadily grown in the amount of recyclables received and the scope of what is collected. Yet, more could be done, but room is needed to be able do that.
The current one-acre location at 1123 Mertz Rd. (M-24) is landlocked, and rented from the city of Caro for $1 a year.
At the last county meeting, the Tuscola County Recycling Committee asked county commissioners to consider the possibility of relocating recycling operations from the current location to county owned property on Deckerville Road behind the Tuscola Technology Center. The request is for 10 acres of the 66 acres that is there. The vacant land is rented out for about $14,000 a year to a farmer.