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New Hanover County recycling center reopens

A New Hanover County recycling center that closed down will reopen thanks to a strong show of support from area residents. The county shut down the recycling center in front of Lowe's Food on North College Road last month, after residents in a nearby apartment complex complained of litter and noise. But there was backlash from people who relied on the facility as a drop of spot for their recyclables. The county's solid waste planner said he got more than 400 phone calls asking to put the center back. “Public outcry was unbelievable. They show their support for recycling. They were very upset that we removed the containers,” said Lynn Bestul. Before the containers return, the county will build an 8-foot fence to reduce the amount of noise and litter. The center could reopen by the end of April or the beginning of May.

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