There are always some people who don’t get the message.
The community recycling drop-off site at the former Byron Health Center, 12101 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, has moved around the corner. The site closed at noon on June 28 and reopened at the new location at 8 a.m. on June 29.
However, Shelby Nichter of the Allen County Department of Environmental Management found dumped items in the empty parking lot.
Allen County residents can recycle household items including paper, plastic, cardboard, glass and cans near 2 Fort Recovery Road.
Enter Fort Recovery Road from Lima Road. The relocated dump is at the end of the road next to the water tower. Hours of operation will remain 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
ACDEM oversees the operation of five sites throughout the county that are available to all residents and often used by those without access to curbside recycling. Non-profit organizations are also permitted to use the Sites.
The following four recycling drop-off sites, in addition to the Republic Services recycling facility, are also open to the public. These pitches are open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday:
• Little River Wetland Project, 5000 Smith Road
• Kroger Southgate Plaza, 281 Pettit Ave.
• Leo-Cedarville, 14701 Schwartz Road
• Monroeville, 110 W. South St.
Republic Services at 2509 E. Pontiac St. is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
There is no charge for depositing recyclable household waste at the locations indicated above.
Break down cardboard boxes and make sure all recyclables are clean, empty and dry.