Friday, June 26, 2015

Convenience center returns to 6-day schedule

Crittenden County Convenience Center is now
open a half-day on Wednesday and Saturday.

Marion Convenience Center has returned to its former hours of operation. It is now open six days a week after Wednesday was added back to the schedule.

Crittenden County Jailer Robbie Kirk, whose trusties at Crittenden County Detention Center are staffed to help offload garbage for customers, said the move was in response to residents who would arrive at the convenience center on Wednesdays ready to dump a load of trash.

“It’s more convenient to the public and helps prevent that problem,” Kirk said.

Previously, the center was closed on Wednesday and Sunday, allowing the jail to staff it all day Saturday on a 40-hour work week. The new schedule started this week.

Located on U.S. 60 East just outside of Marion, the convenience center will now be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.