Public Works Considers Moving Recycle Drop-Off Sites in O'Fallon
Also in its monthly report, the Public Works Department applauded record recycling rates in January.
The O'Fallon Public Works Department noted in their report for January 2013 that they would consider moving the city's two recycling drop-off sites.
The sites at Monticello Plaza and TR Hughes Ballpark have become eyesores, the report stated, due to illegal drop-offs. New signage at the sites has helped somewhat, and as an alternative to moving, the city may look at installing surveillance cameras at the sites.
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In January, the city reported a record recycling diversion rate for the second month in a row. The diversion rate is the proportion of the city's total waste that is recycled. January's rate was 25.73 percent.
Other Public Works statistics for the month of January:
- Five snow events required the use of 90 loads of salt, 25,711 gallons of brine and 383 overtime hours
- The peak day for water usage was Jan. 28
- The Sewer Lateral insurance program had five claims—one was approved, two were denied and two were emergency claims
- The engineering division repaired 13 traffic signals and four streetlights
In other engineering updates, work has begun on the Bryan Road and Mexico Road intersection improvements and the Feise sidewalk asphalt path will be installed in May.