County Road Crews Install Frames At Recycling Center To Prevent Damage

Members of Ste. Genevieve County’s road and bridge department spent some of last week working at the Ste. Genevieve County Recycling Center.

Second District County Commissioner Joe Gettinger reported during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting that work was being done to protect the building’s walls where pallets were stacked.

The walls have been damaged over the years by forklifts bumping them while moving pallets and other items. Six-by-six-inch boards were being installed to keep forklifts from hitting the walls.

Gettinger said today’s electric forklifts are “kind of jerky” in their maneuvering in tight places compared to gasoline-powered forklifts.

“You can’t ease them in an inch or two like you could with a gas forklift,” he said.

Gettinger thinks this has been part of the problem with the forklifts hitting the wall.

“I can see how it can happen,” he said.

The older building is done, he said. The new building will need to be cleaned out before the protections can be put in there.

The recycling center’s roof also needs work. It was addressed later in the meeting.

See complete story in the February 6 edition of the Herald.

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