Recycling center has found a home

Published Oct 29, 2013 at 05:00AM

The cooperative setting up a Bend redemption center for returnable bottles and cans has completed the purchase of a building at 755 N.E. Second St. that will house the center, according to a news release from Compass Commercial Real Estate Services.

The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative paid $540,000 to buy The Salvation Army’s former administrative center on Second Street north of N.E. Franklin Avenue, according to the news release from Compass, which represented both the buyer and the seller.

The cooperative is planning a major remodeling of the building, according to the release after the state approved the redemption center last month. The release also stated that the cooperative plans to open its Bend center before the end of the year.