Here’s some good news. Ocean Beach has a brand new recycling center.
Prince’s Recycling Center just opened earlier this week next to well-known Pat’s Liquor at 5096 Voltaire at the intersection with Abbott Street. James Prince and Allison and Laura are making the bold venture.
Their center will be open Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sundays.
I spoke to Basil, the owner of Pat’s Liquor, who told me he was approached by Prince with the idea. Prince has experience in this business, as he was behind the recycling center up at Stump’s market until recently. Basil said he was open but wanted to wait and see if Prince was serious enough to obtain the city and state licenses – which Prince did.
Basil said he’s not worried that recyclers will get in the way of his customers because James has strict rules: no shopping carts and no loitering.
There’s plenty of room for vehicles to drive up and unload.
This is a much needed addition to OB and Point Loma. Ever since Prince was forced to close his operation at Stump’s, the area hasn’t had a recycling center close by. Plus what with the current California recycling crisis, the neighborhood needs this outlet.
Thank you James, Allison, Laura and Basil.