Recycling & Trash Site Improvements

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What is this project?

This project is an expansion and improvement of the Recycling and Trash division's facility on Happy Hollow Road. The project includes improvements to the division's offices and transfer station building, parking areas, access drives and other site elements. The total expansion area is approximately 5,450 square feet, and the existing office area - approximately 2,800 square feet - will also be renovated, resulting in a total of 8,200 square feet of space.

Why is it important?

Since the current facility was built nearly three decades ago, the division's workforce has gone up nearly 30 percent. The new facility will relieve parking shortfalls that are evident when the division provides education services, such as high school tours of the facility. There is a need to minimize the interaction between truck traffic and people trying to set up service, tour the building and receive education services. Additionally, there is a desire to expand the City's recycling programs in the future.

What is the current status?

The project is in the construction phase, with services being provided by Benchmark Construction.

When is completion expected?

Completion is expected in late summer of 2016.

How was the project funded?

This project will be funded from the Solid Waste Office and Transfer Station Expansion project in the Solid Waste Fund. The total project cost, including engineering and architectural fees, construction, furnishings and equipment, and contingency, is $4,134,463.