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Newell seeking approval to expand recycling operation

Keywords: Tags  scrapyard, auto recycling, Newell Recycling, zoning, Peachtree Corners, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Newell Recycling LLC, a chain of Georgia scrapyards, is seeking to expand one of its 12 operations.

The East Point, Ga.-headquartered company has asked the Peachtree Corners Planning Commission to grant Newell Recycling of Gwinnett a change in zoning status that would allow it to expand its services.

The recycler wants to conduct metal recycling as well as auto salvage on the 5.71-acre site, which currently is used as a community recycling center.

If the application is approved, Newell will move the recycling depot, which currently accepts everything from plastic to paper, to a new building on its 23-acre main site and convert the smaller site to focus exclusively on metals and auto salvage. Vehicles would be decommissioned inside the existing building.

The company is seeking the changes to make better use of the property as a whole, a company spokesman said.

The commission has recommended that the request be approved as long as the site meets certain development conditions.

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