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Recycling Pile Raising A Stink
A local recycling company says they're overwhelmed by work and a huge pile of cardboard, cans, and plastic. Curbside Recycling in Woodfin says they've been forced to take on more work after another recycling plant shut-down. The pile of recycling is several hundred feet long and about 15 to 20 feet high.
The back-up is causing a big stink in the neighborhood. Residents say when the wind blows in their direction, the smell can be unbearable. They also say when the leaves begin to change, the pile of recycling will be the only thing they can see from their yards.
The owner of Curbside Recycling says he knows the growing pile is a problem and his crews are working around the clock.
Woodfin Town Administrator Jason Young says technically Curbside Recycling is in violation of their permit, but they are giving the business some leeway. Young says Woodfin would rather see recycling here then in a landfill.
Curbside Recycling are considering hiring more employees to deal with this overwhelming amount of recycling.