Portion of Liberty Recycling Plant finds a new home
By WVUA 23 News Reporter A’Leeyah Ponder
The Tuscaloosa City Council is working to remove a portion of a recycling plant from its current location in West Tuscaloosa after a multitude of complaints from residents.
Liberty Recycling Center’s car-crushing operation will relocate outside of city limits south of Tuscaloosa by summer.
“The processing of the cars, the explosions that have been heard for miles away, and the fires that have burned here was a nuisance that I had to eliminate for the residents,” said District 2 Tuscaloosa City Council Member Raeven Howard.
Howard and other council members established the agreement with Liberty Recycling regarding the move. But traditional recycling components will remain in West Tuscaloosa.
Howard said she’s been working on this project for about six years.
“(The company is) in the process of relocating the part of their business that has caused the community the most heartache, the most nuisance, the most noise,” she said. “To know that after a few weeks that this problem will be no longer existing here, that is a major victory for my community.”