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Pathfinder discontinuing recycling services as of Feb. 1

Piggy-backing the announcement that it would discontinue its recycling services as of Jan. 1, Pathfinder Services announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that it would no longer pick up trash as of Feb. 1.

Residential and commercial customers of Pathfinder Services can rest easy, however, as Marion Services will pick up where Pathfinder leaves off. Marion Services is the company that recently picked up the recycling contracts with the city of Huntington and the Huntington County Solid Waste Management District.

"Recycling, through its employment of people with disabilities, has been the mission-related portion of our R & R business," John Niederman, president of Pathfinder Services, stated in a letter being sent to the company's refuse customers. "Refuse services without recycling is no longer related to the mission of Pathfinder Services."

The Pathfinder Board of Directors recognized that, Niederman says, "and gave me permission to seek a buyer of the Refuse Division. Effective Feb. 1, Marion Services will take over the business."

Customers of the Pathfinder Services Refuse Division include the towns of Andrews, Markle, and Roanoke; Norwood and Yake subdivisions; 378 residences in rural Huntington County; and 135 commercial clients.

Pathfinder has been providing refuse collection since 2004.
Effective Feb. 1, Marion Services will begin serving all current Pathfinder R & R Refuse customers and contracts. Marion Services is hiring many of Pathfinder R & R drivers and will be using the division's vehicle fleet to provide a seamless transition.

If Pathfinder R & R customers have questions about their service, they should contact Marion Services directly at 765-662-6200.