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Frankfort announces recycling changes after fire

The city of Frankfort released changes to the weekly recycling pickup after a large fire destroyed the Kyger Street facility on July 29.

Posted: Aug 2, 2019 4:16 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2019 4:21 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — The City of Frankfort released changes to the weekly recycling pickup after a large fire destroyed the Kyger Street facility on July 29. According to a press release, Werner & Son, Inc., who has served as the city's drop-off site for the past eight years, is working to restore their recycling capabilities after the fire. 

Due to lack of storage for recycling, the city will stagger curbside pickup, covering one-quarter of the city per week over the next month. All residents will have their recycling collected once per month until Werner & Son is running at full capacity. The schedule for recycling collection will be:

  • August 7 – Southeast
  • August 14 – Northwest
  • August 21 – Northeast
  • August 28 – Southwest

According to Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe, “The city collects more than 110,000 pounds of recycling each month and we don’t have the storage capacity at the street department to handle that quantity of recycling. We are making these adjustments to our collection schedule based on our available manpower and storage space.”

Residents can drop off their recycling at the Street Department located at 905 Burlington Ave. on weekdays between 7 a.m and 3 p.m.

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