November 16, 2016
Perry Morrice Recycling Program
The Perry Morrice Recycling Program has recently achieved several improvements to the site of the recycling containers housed at the Morrice Transfer Station at 1470 W. Britton Rd. Morrice.
Funds from the Shiawassee Waste Management Committee approved by the Shiawassee County Commissioners totaling up to $8,200 for concrete pad, a new sign defining the recyclable materials accepted, fencing, additional steps and rakes to help control bins content have been accomplished. The steps were built by volunteers: Chuck Castle, Tom Vuchetich and Ron Hammond. The materials were purchased with the grant money.
The new concrete pad should make the site more accessible in the winter and spring since the snow and mud will not be as much of an issue. The fencing will help keep the overflow from blowing around the transfer site. The rakes will help to push the recyclables into the bins.
The recycling bins are serviced by Granger and there is a cost of $200.00 each time the single stream bin is changed out and $180.00 each time the cardboard bin is changed out. We do get a credit back on the cardboard bin depending on the weight of the cardboard in the bin. The Morrice DPW does tamp this bin down to make it as full as possible.
The new sign defines clearly what items are recyclable and what is not. Please take a few minutes to review it as the committee has spent hours removing items from the bins that are not recyclable. PLEASE SO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR YOUR TRASH DISPOSAL. We cannot accept plastic bags, glass, or Styrofoam. Only plastic marked as recyclable is acceptable. It would be helpful if you would pick up after yourselves if the items put into the bins fall to the ground. The committee does pick up after you but does not appreciate having to do so.
Even though this recycling site is open to the public this program is partially funded by the communities of Perry City, Perry Township and Morrice Village. The remainder of the funding comes from the people who use the site. Please remember to make a donation in the container on site or mail a check to Perry Township Attn: Troy Parmalee 2770 W. Ellsworth Rd. Perry, MI and a receipt will be provided for your charitable donation.