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Mayor discusses concepts to develop recycling program

KINGWOOD — Terra Alta Mayor Daniel Hauger informed members of the Strong Waste Authority (SWA) he want to develop the recycling program in Terra Alta.

“I’m asking you to group up with us and construct this up,” he mentioned. “We are able to usher in individuals from Maryland and Pennsylvania.”

Hauger mentioned he was additionally serious about the potential of glass recycling. Glass recycling was mentioned by members of the SWA nevertheless it was later dropped.

SWA Chairman Don Smith mentioned he would look into the chance once more, He mentioned having a spot to recycle could be an asset for the county.

“A few years in the past I wrote a grant for glass recycling,” he mentioned. “It could be a bonus for you guys. I used to be recycling a half ton per day. A county in Virginia costs $5 for a gallon bucket of glass mulch. It may be utilized in landscaping and since the glass mulch shines at evening it may be utilized in sidewalk and driveway building. It may also be made into glass sand or glass mulch, which could possibly be utilized in parks.”

In June 2020, Smith submitted an software for a West Virginia Division of Environmental Safety Grant for a GP-05L system. At the moment the system value $104,210, together with transport instillation and 5 days of security coaching.

Throughout the 2020 assembly, Smith mentioned the GP-05L System may course of two tons of glass an hour. He mentioned if it operates 48 weeks a yr, over 10 years it could course of 38,600-plus tons of glass at lower than
$3 a ton.

The system separates glass merchandise from non-glass particles, which might eradicate the necessity to separate glass by colour. The machine is 35 ft lengthy and about 14 ft huge.

Hauger requested if the SWA would assist the recycling heart in the event that they wanted assist in the course of the first yr of glass recycling.

“We might the primary yr however not the second. By then you ought to be doing properly,” Smith mentioned.

In different enterprise, Hauger mentioned Terra Alta was contemplating hiring its personal code enforcement officer to cope with dilapidated buildings. He mentioned till he may rent some one he was utilizing city law enforcement officials.

Smith mentioned Litter Officer Jay Sowers can’t assist with enforcement in cities which have ordinances that cowl dilapidated buildings.

The subsequent assembly of the Preston County Strong Waste Authority can be 7 p.m. Nov. 1.