Town of Abingdon moves recycling bins after disposal facility announces closure

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Several of the Town of Abingdon’s public recycling bins have been removed from parking lots across the community. 

A spokesperson for the town tells News Channel 11 that bins have been removed from the Abingdon Police Department Coomes Recreation Center due to the closing of the local Tri-Cities Waster Paper disposal facility. 

The town contracted their services with Tri-Cities Waste Paper to handle materials in recycling bins. 

According to the town, the company refused the town to unload materials and informed officials they would be closing their business on February 15. 

Abingdon public works staff is attempting to find another recycling facility to take the material. 

Until another recycling vendor is identified to handle the material, the recycling bins will not be out for use.

The town says it will provide an update once a vendor has been identified. 

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