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New recycling center coming to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

After a unanimous vote on Tuesday, June 18, a new metal recycling plant is heading to Columbus.

The rezoning plans were discussed at an advisory planning meeting before the vote. An existing building on the property will be used to house the metal recycling center.

Space for light manufacturers will also be placed on the property.

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While riding his bike down Morris Rd., Roger passes this site every day: it's the proposed area where a new metal recycling plant is slated to be built, completely revamping this once thriving community of East Columbus.

Roger says that before anything happens the people in the community should have their say.

"I think it's wrong, you know what I'm saying? It's for Columbus to decide. Let the Columbus citizens whether it should be destroyed or whatever," Roger said.

That debate is still far off. The land has to be approved for rezoning before any type of construction can begin. An existing building on the property will be used to house the metal recycling center and space for light manufacturers will also be placed on the property.

Since the first public hearings, only one resident has spoken out against the project saying that noise from the recycling center would disturb the high population of elderly residents. Roger shares this sentiment.

He says building the center is a waste.

"All kind of recycling places around here why do we need another one? You are going to destroy this building right here for a recycle place I mean come on man," Roger said.  

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