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Omaha recycler seeks OK to relocate

Keywords: Tags  metal recycler, Scrap Central, Jennifer Jones, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — An Omaha, Neb., metal recycler has passed a hurdle in its efforts to relocate to a much larger site.

Scrap Central Inc. will seek approval from the Omaha City Council in January now that the city planning board has recommended the company be issued a special use permit at the location, which is less than a mile from its current facility.

"We are now on less than an acre and we move a lot of material in this tiny spot, so we are crammed for space," president Jennifer Jones told AMM. "The whole concept is appealing and the new location is all concrete, which makes it environmentally sound and nice for our customers."

The proposed location is a former concrete plant on seven acres. If the city council approves the application next month, Jones expects the business could be relocated to the new site by March. A truck scale will be installed in the new yard.

The company, which has a number of industrial accounts, sells ferrous scrap to a larger recycler with an auto shredder while nonferrous material is sent directly to the mill and other consumers.

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