greater paducah sustainability

Business
11:59 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Paducah Recycling Facility Faces Possible Closing

The City of Paducah could face serious issues with its recycling capabilities in the near future. During a workshop Tuesday, Greater Paducah Sustainability Project-RecycleNow representatives updated the mayor and commissioners on its status.

The nonprofit organization has managed a recycling operation in a facility owned by Paducah Water for the past four years. This December, Paducah Water will need the building back. GPSP-RecycleNow Treasurer Bob Johnson said the situation is dire.

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Environment
3:49 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Paducah Recycler Cutting Back on Services

Low market prices for recycled materials are causing big cutbacks at a Paducah recycling facility. Greater Paducah Sustainability – RecycleNow is a non-profit company that works with the city and county to sell recycled materials to brokers. RecycleNow manager Merle Paschedag says prices for some materials are half of what they were last year. Paschedag says the facility will lay off two full-time employees, and cut their four remaining workers back to 30 hours a week. He says they will also stop all glass collection and cut back drive through drop off hours.