Over the next few months, convenience centers in Wythe County will undergo routine maintenance, as workers will make necessary repairs to equipment, repaint dumpsters and service the twelve facilities located throughout the county.

Work has already completed at the Ivanhoe and Austinville facilities and is scheduled to resume this Wednesday at the Barren Springs Convenience Center.

Officials from the Wythe County Solid Waste Department say the type of maintenance will require each facility to be closed for two days as workers make needed repairs to the equipment.

“By working on only one convenience center per week, we are able to keep the eleven other facilities throughout the county operational – allowing alternatives for individuals who must dispose of their solid waste during the two days of repair,” said Billy Bowers, Director of Solid Waste for Wythe County.

In addition to servicing equipment at the sites, Bowers said that all surfaces will be pressure washed and then spray painted.

“The fresh coat of paint will serve as a safeguard against rusting,” said Bowers, adding that the price of a single dumpster is roughly $4,200.

Below is a schedule highlighting when each convenience center in Wythe County will be closed to undergo maintenance:

Barren Springs, May 20-21
Fort Chiswell, May 27-28
Max Meadows, June 3-4
Kents Lane, June 10-11
Pump Hollow, June 17-18
52 North, June 24-25
Apple House, July 1-2
Rural Retreat, July 8-9
Speedwell, July 15-16
Slate Springs, July 22-23

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