The Perry County Recycling Center will be closed beginning October 10 due to the facility undergoing infrastructure improvements that include the installation of a concrete pad inside the drive-through facility.
Perry County Solid Waste Management Supervisor Sheila Jett said the project is expected to be completed within a week.
“We anticipate that it will be able to reopen the week of October 17,” Jett said, adding the project would enhance day-to-day operations at the facility. “This upgrade will make it easier for our equipment to move in and around the building and will also provide a cleaner and safer experience for those who utilize the recycling center.”
After October 10, Jett encouraged residents to delay bringing their recycling to the facility until after October 17.
“If that is not an option, recyclables will need to be disposed of with regular household trash,” she said.
The concrete project is partially funded with a grant from Semo Regional Planning.
In additional news from Perry County Solid Waste Management, residents are reminded that transfer station tonnage fees will increase to $59 effective October 1, with a minimum of $15 per load up to 500 lbs. of waste.
“We have absorbed a lot of transportation and fuel surcharges over the last two years, so the waste management board agreed the increase is necessary to maintain operations,” Jett said.
Hours of operation at the Perry County Transfer Station are Monday-Friday 8 am -4 pm, and the fourth Saturday of every month, 8 am -11 am. The Perry County Recycling Center hours are Monday-Friday 7 am - 4 pm, and 8 am -11 Saturday. This is also reminder that the transfer station accepts cash or check only as a form of payment.