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April 29, 2013

Opening delayed, recycling coming soon

emann@pvdemocrat.com — There is still a bit more waiting to do before Pauls Valley’s recycling center is ready to receive items from the public, but as with all of the previous delays, it has actually meant improvements for the overall project.

Some of those improvements have included finding more cost effective ways to design items like bins from scratch or a structural design that will better grab the attention of those who pass by the South Walnut Street building.

However, while the Garvin County Community Living Center and city supported project was not able to meet the Earth Day opening goal earlier this month, representatives Cathy Cash and Chip Pearson are confident it will be running in the next couple of weeks.

“I personally would have liked to see it hit the ground running April 22, but if it gives us a stronger presence long term all the better,” said Pearson, noting how each part had to be thought through and as one aspect changed, the other parts had to adjust.

“One of the things that has been interesting is everything has had to be custom designed… you had to design something that would be managed by people.”

The goal now is to have the drop off location ready to accept items from paper to aluminum and plastic during the same weekend as BrickFest on May 3-4, said Cash.

As of Thursday, a majority of walls were shaping up and once that is done the last step will basically be to pour a concrete walkway around the slab.

“We’re getting pretty excited… we’re promoting a greener future for our world, our community and our children’s children,” said Cash, adding how donations to help cover construction and other costs are still welcome as it looks as if they are going to go over their initial $10,000 goal.

“Because people are getting anxious to get it going once it’s done we’ll cut a ribbon and open it no matter what.”

The center is also once again getting young people involved, this time by actually encouraging them to go out and get recyclables ready once the facility opens up, said Cash.

The item they are looking for is plastic water bottles and for the one class up to those in sixth grade that collects the most there will be some pretty neat prizes like a pizza party.

After turning in bottles by Friday, May 3 at noon, the winner of the new contest will be announced at BrickFest the next day where the winning logo designed by local student Malia Readnour will also be shown off.

For those who wish to drop by the center they will be glad to give a tour and demonstrate how to use the 10 different bins.

“We live in an area that is pretty friendly to recycling,” said Pearson. “This time has definitely given us time to figure out how it is all put together.”

For more information contact the Living Center at 405-238-3773. For those who wish to donate to the project, Arlen Williams is heading up the community foundation efforts. He can be reached at 405-238-6444. Monetary donations can be mailed to 509 W. Paul, Pauls Valley, OK, 73075.

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