July 13, 1989 — The southern end of Page County will soon have a recycling and refuse center.
Monday District 5 Supervisor Robert P. Good presented the supervisors with a proposal to purchase 1.25 acres at a cost of $4,000 at the intersection of Va. 683 (River Road) and U.S. 340.
The land is owned by the New Life Gospel Church of Shenandoah and is located about a mile north of the town, Good said.
The supervisors voted unanimously to accept Good’s proposal which calls for the northern section of Va. 683 to be relocated. There, the county will have to execute a new 50 foot right-of-way agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Good said that particular section of highway is a “traffic hazard” and it will be beneficial to locate the compacting facility there.
The supervisors have also obtained land for another recycling and refuse transfer station in the northern section of Page County, near Springfield Elementary School.
The supervisors conducted a study at the beginning of the year to determine the life span of the county landfill located at Stanley.
The results of the study revealed that the landfill would possibly be filled to capacity by the year 2000.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier