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Mahoning County closing seven drop-off recycling sites

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mahoning County Recycling Division will be making some cost saving changes.

After the second week in January it will close seven drop-off recycling sites.

The Green Team says the lower use sites have recycling centers very close to them.

The seven sites are in Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Goshen, Jackson Township and Struthers.

The agency lost over $600,000 in fees when one landfill closed.

"We did run into some revenue concerns with the closing of central waste landfill. This is just one of the ways we're trying to increase our efficiencies in our programs we have out there, again without displacing any of our customers," said Lou Vega, Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District.

The closings are expected to save the county almost $28,000 dollars a year.

Signs will go up in about a week directing people to the nearest site that will remain open.

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