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Coryell Co. economic board discusses recycling plant

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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:30 am

GATESVILLE — The Coryell County Economic Development Board met in Gatesville on Monday to discuss the possibility of bringing a single stream recycling plant to the county.

Board member Marty Smith-Cook, who also became the board’s new vice president at Monday’s meeting, brought up the possibility. The board discussed what the county would need to entice nonseparation-based recycling programs to the area.

“I think it’s great,” said board president Dick van Dyke. “It’s a business that is not going to be affected by other economy factors. People are still going to throw out cans and bottles, and it will bring in jobs.”

Single stream recycling does not require residents to separate paper from plastics and metals, but lets them put all their recyclables in a single container to be separated at the plant.

“We’re trying to find out what the requirements are as far as infrastructure, land, employees, the whole thing,” said van Dyke.

Additionally, the board discussed ways to attract businesses to the county by creating a business plan to offer prospective companies.

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