PCUA trustees approve agreement on recycling center

Beverly Bryant - April 24, 2017 7:23 pm

The trustees of the Ponca City Utility Authority approved an agreement with Supported Community Lifestyles to operate Ponca City’s recycling center Monday night.

Environmental Services Director Hong Fu outlined  the service agreement. SCL will continue the current activities to recycle materials including newspaper, books, magazines,  office paper, junk mail, cardboard, aluminum cans, tin cans, glass, metal, batteries, paint and electronics.

All the buildings at the recycling center, at 1001 West Prospect Ave., will be available to SCL.

The City of Ponca City will spend about $45,000 to build a 20 x 30 x 12 foot building to house a vertical baler for cardboard.

SCL will provide necessary labor, supervision and training for the safe operation of the facility.

The City of Ponca City will compensate SCL a sum of $2,500 a month for each calendar month of operation to pay workers. That money comes from an unfilled position in the Solid Waste Division, City Manager Craig Stephenson said.

The city also will provide electricity for the operation of center, paid by the Solid Waste Division.

SCL will have responsibilities for providing property, liability, and workers comp insurance. SCL also will be responsible for hiring, training, staffing and management.

The recycling center will be open Saturday and Sunday, plus three additional days for minimum of 40 hours.

 

 

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