LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- A local recycling center has suddenly closed its doors, after filing for bankruptcy. It's a story you told us about on Facebook.
It is never a good feeling when you go somewhere you think is open, try to get in, only to find it’s locked. That's exactly what happened to people that came here to One Source Recycling. This is one of three local facilities that were operated by One Source recycling there's also one in Rockford and in Roscoe. It's listed under total waste recycling but the doors are now permanently closed.
One Source just filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy yesterday, which means they will now liquidate. This comes after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. That is when a company can restructure. According to bankruptcy documents, One Source owes up to $500,000 but only has up to $50,000 in assets. One man tried to recycle here today, only to find One Source closed.
"It's hard enough living in an apartment and we don't have any place to recycle and it's frustrating because it piles up the cardboard and the plastics, and you know it was right down the street it was super convenient and it's just kind of shocking," said Frank Slowinski.
Our calls to One Source, were not returned today, however we did speak with some local companies that used their services. Veolia Environmental Services says they are now sending letters out to about 2,000 residents. They say residents will now have to separate their trash and recyclables. Before, one source did that for them.
If One Source recycling sounds familiar to you, it might be because the body of an infant, dubbed Baby Noah, was found at the Roscoe location.
The Winnebago County Sherriff's department says the closure of the facility will not impact the investigation.