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Criminal probe launched into former Abilene recycling company

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 04 2012 05:44:33 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 06 2012 02:18:46 PM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

A shingle recycling business that previously operated in Abilene is being investigated by state agencies for multiple counts of illegal dumping.

Alamo Recycling was located in the 4000 block of Grape Street. The landlord claims King left 10,000 tons of shingles on his property after he was evicted and has yet to clean them up.  

Alamo Recycling has operated in several Texas cities to include San Antonio, San Angelo, College Station and Waco, according to Travis County Environmental Prosecutor Patty Robertson. They shut down operations in Corpus Christi.  

The Travis Co. District Attorney's Office is investigating the company along with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Together, they form an environmental task force. 

Robertson said Texas Parks and Wildlife reported the company to her office in June. 

Sources told KTXS the company's main base is in San Antonio under the name  Alamo Recycle Centers. According to the company website, the owner, Robbie King, is an Abilene native. 

Robertson said she cannot specify who in the company will face criminal charges. Whoever is prosecuted will face third degree felony illegal dumping charges.

No criminal charges have been filed as of Tuesday. The investigation is expected to take at least another two months.