Tara Bowie  A municipal lot at the east end of Veterans Avenue is used to store old road material including asphalt and pavement. The material will be crushed later this spring/summer and reused on different projects in the village.

Tara Bowie A municipal lot at the east end of Veterans Avenue is used to store old road material including asphalt and pavement. The material will be crushed later this spring/summer and reused on different projects in the village.

On the road to recycling material

Village soon to recycle old road material sitting at end of Veterans Avenue.

 

It might be an eyesore to some, but the contents of a lot on the east side of town filled with a variety of old road materials will soon be recycled for other projects.

Jordy Bosscha, parks and public foreman for the village said the plan is to rent a crusher within the next few months to recycle the material.

“We have asphalt, concrete, pavement products that have come out of the village over the last few years. We store it there till we have enough volume to make it economically viable to bring a crusher in,” he said.

The site located at the end of Veterans Avenue was chosen years ago to be a village storage site.

“It’s on top of a really, really old dumpsite from way back when,” Boscha said.

Once the material is crushed it will be used as a coating on several gravel roads in the village.

“We need to coat a couple gravel roads. It’ll help keep the dust down and help with complaints of muddy roads,” he said.

Currently $11,200 is budgeted to crush the material.

Boscha said if the village didn’t recycle the material for its own purposes it would have to be hauled away to another municipality and would cost the municipality significantly in transportation costs and tipping fees.

The village started recycling it’s old road and concrete material about eight years ago.

The first batch of recycled material was used to cover the walking trail through the village and other projects.