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County allows pallet-recycling company to stay

WICHITA — Sedgwick County commissioners have approved a zoning change to allow a pallet-recycling company to continue operating on North  Broadway.

The commission removed a prohibition on outdoor storage at the site of Triple T Pallets, on the east side of Broadway about one-fourth of a mile south of 117th Street North.

The business has been operating at the site, which was originally developed as a swine testing facility, and outdoor storage has gone on there for more than 20 years, according to a county staff report.

Triple T is working with the county to bring the facility into compliance with county codes, the report said.

The zone change will require the business to screen its outdoor storage, which will be animprovement over the current practices there, the report said.

Commission Chairman Kelly Parks said the business provides a needed recycling service.

The zone change was approved unanimously.