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Metal, roofing shingle recycling facilities planned in Hiram, New Georgia
by Tom Spigolon
January 22, 2014 03:59 PM | 2109 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
New recycling facilities for metal and roofing materials could soon have the go-ahead for construction in the Hiram and New Georgia areas of Paulding County.

SNE Family Farm Holdings LLC has applied for a rezoning and a special use permit for a metal and asphalt recycling station near 9139 Villa Rica Hwy. in south Paulding.

A rezoning application filed with the Paulding County Planning and Zoning Department stated the proposed recycling site will include 1.72 acres among 85 acres owned by company representative Sherrel Astin. The company is seeking a rezoning from a highway business designation to one for heavy industrial uses.

“The scope of the business is to recycle ferrous, non-ferrous metals, and asphalt shingles,” stated a letter of intent. “This includes, but not limited to, the recycling of automobiles, tin, ballast, aluminum, steel, copper, etc.”

Metal will be loaded into containers and moved off-site on a regular basis, the letter stated.

Meanwhile, Ron Crist of Crist Roofing is seeking approval of a special use permit for a recycling station at the corner of Powder Springs Street and Duncan Circle in northeastern Hiram. The facility is planned for a three-acre site zoned for industrial use near Trailside Way and Trailside Court, according to a site map that is part of Crist’s submission to the department.

In his application, Crist states the intent of his “designated recycling collection location” is “to start recycling waste in bulk to help keep the environment clean.”

Hiram residents and the city’s public works department would have access to the facility for free disposal of construction and demolition debris only, Crist said.

“Absolutely no household trash will be accepted at this facility,” he said. “Local residents will need proof of identification to enter this transfer station.”

The Paulding County Planning Commission is set to consider both applications Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Watson Government Complex in Dallas, with recommendations going to the Paulding County Commission and Hiram City Council.

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