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Recycling center site closes, school to open

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The site that was previously home to a Springfield recycling center and a series of grocery stores is now being converted into a new Springfield Public Schools education building.

The City of Springfield's recycling drop-off at 2525 W. College St., located at the site of a former Price Cutter, closed "effective immediately," according to a city news release July 7. The site offered drop-off services since the early '90s.

The site will become an Early Childhood Special Education Center and is expected to be operational in January 2011, the release said.

Recyclers are being asked to use the city's Franklin Avenue Recycling Center at 731 N. Franklin Ave. The city will offer a new, staffed recycling center at an as of yet to be determined place and date, according to the release.

Other recycling center locations can be found online.
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