Public meeting set for Recycle Center future

The city is inviting Islanders to discuss land-use options for the former Mercer Island Recycle Center at a public meeting on June 2.

The Mercer Island School District-run center was closed in February due to budget constraints after 34 years of operation. Because the Recycle Center, tucked between Mercerdale Park and the Farmer’s New Life Insurance building downtown, is on city property, it is up to the city to decide what to do with the land.

Earlier this year, City Councilmembers agreed to involve the Island community in an open process to discuss and develop solutions for the site. Students at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) are helping the city find a “financially, socially and environmentally” stable business solution for the plot of city land that currently houses the Recycle Center. Holding public meetings for input is the first stage of the process.

Recycle Center meeting

The meeting to discuss the Recycle Center’s future will be held on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercer Island Library. City representatives and BGI students will be on hand.

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