Green dumpsters for household garbage are now set up at Nixon’s new convenience center on Hamburg Loop, near the former Nixon Elementary School.
There are also specially marked red dumpsters for recyclable materials such as plastics, metal and paper. The mini-dump on county-owned property opened Jan. 18.
Due to an overabundance of rain this month, the center is not 100 percent completed, but it is functioning with Billy Hopper as the convenience center attendant.
“We don’t have electricity run to the attendant’s office yet,” said Hardin County Solid Waste Director Randy Etheridge. “So that means no heat for Mr. Hopper at the moment.”
Some of the asphalt at the convenience center needs to be repaired. And there are still a few cosmetic projects to finish, such as extending the privacy walls to the top of the fence on two sides of the center, and completing rock work on both sides of the new 30 foot concrete driveway to prevent erosion.
“Once the rain lets up, we can finish everything. The convenience center should be maintenance-proof for a long time,” said Etheridge.