The city of Leavenworth’s Recycling Center and Brush Site will reopen next week.


The two sites have been closed for several weeks because of restrictions related to the coronavirus.


Mayor Mike Griswold said city officials will be opening the two sites on a limited basis. He made the announcement Wednesday during a virtual town hall meeting.


Starting next week, the Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


Visitors to the Recycling Center will not enter the facility through its normal entrance. Instead, drivers will be asked to enter from Pennsylvania and Lawrence avenues. City staff will guide drivers to the Recycling Center area.


The Brush Site, 1803 S. Second St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, starting next week.


The Brush Site can be used for disposal of yard waste such as leaves and grass clippings as well as tree branches.


When the Brush Site reopens, services that ordinarily come with a fee will be free for a period time for residential users, according to City Manager Paul Kramer.


Griswold said visitors to the Brush Site and Recycling Center will be asked to observe social distancing.


Kramer said city staff members will be able to limit the number of people who are allowed into the Recycling Center area at the same time.


Griswold said the Brush Site lends itself to social distancing.


Kramer said plans for reopening the Recycling Center and Brush Site have been reviewed with the Leavenworth County Health Department.


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