Morrisville Convenience site has been in operation since
1979 providing containers for recycling and the sanitary
disposal of solid waste from county residents. With this
request the applicant seeks to expand the Morrisville
Convenience site by less than 10,000 square feet. The basis
for this Special Exception request is that the County (need
of residents) has outgrown this site and it requires
reconfiguration and minimal expansion to continue to operate
efficiently and provide its services.
applicant leases the site from the landowners. It requests
this additional land so that it can add approximately 28
feet to its northwest boundary and 43 feet to the northeast
boundary to accommodate the collection bins.
collection and recycling services are provided seven days
per week. The hours of operation
for the Morrisville Convenience Site are:
Monday, Tuesday: 7am to 3pm
Thursday, Friday: 7am to 3pm
Wednesday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday, Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm
Convenience Site is closed on the following holidays: New
Year's, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
provides trash collection and recycling services in two (2)
trash compactors and two (2) open top 30-cubic yard
containers for bulk waste and recycling containers for used
oil, glass, cans, newspaper, cardboard, metal, and plastic
According to the Department of
Environmental Services, last year, county residents saved
over $1 million and added 3 to 4 months of life to the
County landfill by recycling. Using compactors at the
convenience sites also saves hauling expenses: it costs the
County 6 to 8 times more to haul non-compacted material.
Approximately 75 percent of county residents deliver their
waste and recycling on weekends.