Solid Waste Board To Sell Former Syracuse Recycling Drop-Off Site
By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Solid Waste Management District is planning to engage in a sealed bid process for land where the Syracuse recycling drop-off site was formerly located.
During a Tuesday, March 14, meeting, Recycling Depot Director Tom Ganser said an appraisal on the 0.49 acre of land was recently completed. The appraised value for the land is $55,000.
Board President Brad Jackson said he and Ganser will work together on selling the property and providing those who have previously expressed interest in purchasing the land with more information. A private entity, as well as representatives with Wawasee Community School Corporation and the town of Syracuse, have shown interest in the acreage.
In other business, Ganser and City Attorney Scott Reust told the board they met with GFL Environmental in February to further discuss a host fee agreement.
“They were favorable in listening to our concerns and we also talked about instituting some kind of escalation clause,” said Ganser.
Ganser said the GFL representatives they spoke with will discuss the meeting they had with their supervisors. The agreement is still in the negotiation process.
Reust commended Ganser for his overall knowledge during the meeting with GFL.
“It’s obvious that he knows what he’s talking about,” said Reust. “He has the respect of the other guys who came to the meeting because they know (Tom) knows what he’s talking about, he’s so knowledgeable.”
The board also:
- Learned from Ganser that Warsaw’s Waste Management location on North Boeing Road is offering recycling drop-off.
- Approved a $2,000 quote from Cottage Watchman Security Systems, Pierceton, for new software for the Kosciusko County Recycling Depot’s security cameras.
- Learned the recycling depot will attend the Warsaw Home & Outdoor Show from March 24-26 at the Warsaw Community High School Tiger Recreation and Activity Center.
The district’s next meeting is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 11.