Lindenhurst Residents Oppose Recycling Company’s Plan To Triple Production
LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Residents in Lindenhurst are taking a stand against a local recycling company.
One World Recycling LLC is asking the state for permission to triple its production from 370 tons to 1,110 tons per day and construct a larger building.
Village officials and residents oppose the plan and are asking state officials to deny the request, claiming the company has reduced quality of life for the neighborhood.
Complaints against the company have been mounting.
Residents said some of the problems include noise, dust, odor and after-hours work.
“It’s not a pleasant sight and it’s not a pleasant smell,” one woman said.
“Slamming and banging every morning, it’s really annoying, it is a big nuisance,” one man said.
Others told CBS 2′s Jennifer McLogan that aside from the inconvenience, it’s the potential health threat that’s the real concern.
“It’s not good for their health, I don’t know what kind of long term damage it would do to them, but the pollution is just horrible,” Joanne Mineo said.
Mineo is a camp parent to Fresh Air Fund Kids, kids who have had to spend much of the summer playing indoors.
Village officials have rejected the idea of expansion by One World Recycling.
“We believe that facility is above capacity right now, we’ve had more than our fair share of problems with them and we are adamantly opposed to any expansion,” Lindenhurst Deputy Mayor Kevin McCaffrey said.
Civic leaders said that the village’s concerns about air quality, noise, and odor still haven’t been met.
“They need to ‘put up’ first, before they ask the people of Lindenhurst to ‘put up,’” Marguerite Danaher said.
Petitions representing both sides of the argument have been distributed at the local library.
The manager of One World Recycling told WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall the owner had no comment.
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