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HAMILTON City Council has put the city’s dry rendering plant at the municipal abattoir on the market. Council is offering the plant for sale or lease, and employees at the plant received their dismissal notices last Friday. However, the men could be reengaged by a Melbourne man who will take over the plant on a weekly tenancy basis from next Monday. One of the main reasons for the council’s decision to quit the dry rendering plant was the reduction in stock killing at the abattoir, the town clerk, Mr Tim Neville, said yesterday. “Because of the slump in killing out there, the council was getting to the stage where it was considering closing the rendering plant up,” he said. “We don’t want this plant to become a burden on ratepayers so we decided to offer it for sale or lease.