Deschutes County commissioners gave the thumbs up for a $20 million plan to improve the 30-year-old Negus Switch Station and Recycling Middle on Northeast Maple Avenue in Redmond. The challenge has been within the works for a number of years, county Stable Waste Director Chad Centola stated. He stated they’ve been working with a design crew for a few yr and a half, and are near sending the challenge out to solicit bids from contractors. Switch stations are websites are the place waste is introduced and recyclables are sorted, then trucked to the landfill.
The brand new facility may have a weigh scale and will likely be long-established to look and function very like Knott Landfill, the county’s landfill in southeast Bend. Jesse Martinez was on the Negus switch station on Friday afternoon. “It really works, nevertheless it will get crowded,” he stated. “In comparison with Knott, the place you pull in and everybody leaves in a separate manner they got here in, it makes it lots much less crowded. And individuals who can’t again up have a tough time right here.”