Trash piles up at Tippecanoe Recycling site

Tippecanoe County is seeing an uprise of trash after the closure of West Lafayette's recycling site.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 5:58 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) Tippecanoe County is seeing an uprise of trash after the closure of West Lafayette's recycling site.

The Remote sites are facing a buildup of materials that have been littered around the dumpsters.

Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tracy Brown says "What we have seen after the closing of West Lafayette's site is that a lot of more materials are being dropped off at the remote locations," Because of this they have expanded their days of operation to Monday, Wednesday, Friday and now Saturday mornings.

"When you pull up to a site and the bin is full let us know but don't let us know by leaving your recycling on the ground," said Brown, "animals can get into it. If we have a storm it may get blown around the property."

Brown is asking individuals to be aware of what is acceptable to drop-off, such as some plastic, glass, mixed paper, and clean corrugated cardboard. Items that will not be accepted are electronics, appliances, and construction waste.

Remote sites are located at Stockwell, and Southwestern middle school. The location at East Tipp Baptist Church is moving to East Tipp Middle School.

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