Canton to sell massive scrap metal pile to highest bidder

CANTON It’s hardly worth its weight in gold, but the giant heap of junk growing behind the city’s service center does have some real value.

“We’ll find out how much,” said Canton Service Director John Highman, as he surveyed the pile of scrap metal that’s become an eyesore of sorts.

City officials will sell the mountain of metal to the highest bidder after bidding closes Thursday. The buyer will then be responsible for hauling it away.

Highman doesn’t expect to make a fortune; he’s more interested in tidying up the city-owned property on 30th Street NE, home to a variety of municipal services, such as the street, parks and engineering departments.

“It’s just become too large,” he said.

Portions of the pile are at least 15 feet high and twice as wide and long.

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