Post plans changes to recycling program
Hutching Day uses a forklift to move cardboard to a conveyor belt in the Material Recovery Facility.

Members of the Fort Benning community will need to adjust their recycling habits.

Beginning May 1, Fort Benning recycling facilities will no longer accept glass and tin cans.

The change is because of construction at Harmony Church in preparation for the U.S. Army Armor School's relocation here. A new access control point will be built on 1st Division Road and new access lanes from Highway 280 to Old Cusseta Road will go through property currently used by the Material Recovery Facility. The outdoor bins for glass and tin cans are being removed to allow turning space for tractor trailers to access the loading dock.

The area near the Material Recovery Facility was chosen as the site for the new ACP based on recommendations by the Georgia Department of Transportation, said Jay Brown, Fort Benning Base Relocation and Closure manager.

"The area is centrally located and very level, and will require the least amount of improvement of all the sites we looked at," he said.

Though no timeframe has been set, plans are in the works to eventually move the entire Material Recovery Facility to a location north of the Highway 27 ACP, across from the Natural Resources and Land Management Branches, Brown said.

During construction, the Material Recovery Facility will continue to accept paper, cardboard, plastic, newspaper and aluminum, said Dorinda Morpeth, solid waste and recycling program manager for the Directorate of Public Works.

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