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Town outlines plans to repair depot

By Randy Thoms May 31, 2023 | 2:24 PM

Recycling depot in Fort Frances remains closed following a fire on May 27, 2023. Image: Randy Thoms

It could be the middle of June before the town is ready to accept recycled material at its depot again.

The town closed the depot following a fire at the recycling facility on Saturday.

All of the electrical equipment needed to run the compactors was destroyed.

A Facebook post says the town has started the procedure to acquire new equipment and have it installed.

The town is targeting June 15 for a completion day and when it may be able to accept materials again.

Planning for a new building has also started but there is no timetable as to when construction may begin.

In the meantime, residents are being asked to store their recycled materials until further notice.

The town is still work on a plan to resume curbside collection which was also halted by the fire.

The town is asking not to bring their recycled materials to the depot.

Debris from the fire at the recycling depot in Fort Frances has been cleared as the town prepares for a rebuild, May 31, 2023. Image: Randy Thoms

Update: Initial clean up of the recycle depot has been completed. The building was a total loss and all that remains is…

Posted by Town of Fort Frances: Official on Tuesday, May 30, 2023



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