PSA looking for large item drop site location to serve Draper area

Pulaski County new logoBy MIKE WILLIAMS

The Patriot

The Pulaski County Public Service Authority is looking for a new location for a large item drop site to serve the citizens of the Draper area.

As most everyone knows, the PSA – as of January 1 – will no longer be responsible for garbage collection in the Town of Pulaski. That also means the large item drop site on Dora Highway in Pulaski has been shut down by the PSA.

With that change, residents of the Draper area have complained to Draper Supervisor Dirk Compton about now having to haul their items to the PSA drop site in Dublin.

Now, according to County Administrator Jonathan Sweet, the PSA is looking for a site in the Draper area for a new drop site to serve residents of that area of the county.

Sweet said the Town of Pulaski will soon be operating its own drop site, but that facility will only be available for use by town residents.

Sweet said finding a new drop site location for county residents like those in Draper who used to make use of the Dora Highway drop site is a high priority of the PSA.

“This is the challenge – and it’s not going to happen overnight – to find a suitable location that is safe for ingress and egress and is safe from an environmental standpoint. It’s really hard to find that perfect location,” Sweet said.

However, Sweet noted, in the interim Draper area citizens can access the Dublin  and Fairlawn convenience center locations until a suitable location for a new site is developed.