Mexico Approves Waste Site

1 decade 11 months 1 day ago Friday, November 16 2007 Nov 16, 2007 Friday, November 16, 2007 6:16:43 PM CST November 16, 2007 in News
The future center is planned on South Morris Road near the Singleton maintenance building, and should be up and running by April 2008.

Mexico's mayor says the city won a bid for the center through a $19,000 per-year mid-Missouri solid waste management grant.

The city will work with an Arkansas company to set up the collection center, essentially a 40-foot metal storage container.

One Mexico resident who lives near the future site has concerns about the safety of the new site.

"Well, I think it's probably a good idea," says Mexico resident Marilyn Broca, "but I don't like the fact that it's going to be in a residential area because of children. There's businesses here, there's kids here. I think there's a lot of kids in this neighborhood."

As a precaution, two city employees will train on hazardous material removal later this month.

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