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Residents forced to find other recycling options

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Recycling options in Amarillo may be getting more scarce, as one company announces they will be shutting down.

Come September 30th, the Amarillo Republic Service Recyclery, located at 803 S. Garfield, will be shutting it's doors.

Kim Vincent, the site manager, says the high cost of labor, product contamination and low participation are just some of the reasons why this location is closing on September 30th.

We're told no employees will be laid off, but people using the recycling service will have to look for other options.

Because of this, KB Recycling says they have seen an increase in people calling looking for other ways to dispose of their materials.

"Those businesses or residents don't have anywhere to take that material," said Chris Bunnett, with KB Recycling. "We have seen a lot of people call and kinda inquire about our services and see what we do to see if they can still find a way to recycle stuff."

Bunnett says KB Recycling will be working to help pick up the slack.

"Republic was the only company that offered community drop off centers in this area. We just want to continue to see recycling grow in this area and we are here to make it possible if business or residents want to participate," he told us.

The city does not sponsor any recycling program, but does have drop sites at some fire stations that will recycle aluminum and tin cans, along with oil and oil filters.

For a full list of those drop off locations and items that will be accepted by the city, see the link below.

http://recycle.amarillo.gov/

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