Interested in recycling town hall

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Since I can remember, recycling has always been important to me.

Today, Wed., Dec. 13, the city of Atmore is hosting a recycling town hall to help educate residents on Recycling 101.

This will be a great opportunity for those who don’t know much about how to recycle to come and learn more about the earth-saving practice.

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Some two months ago, the city closed its recycling center because of the threat of an increase in pay per container. Then, the city recycled paper, plastic, aluminum and no glass.

There’s not a day that goes by that I wish the city would recycle glass. That would be beneficial to me, quite frankly.

It’s pretty bad when you walk into your apartment and see a big full plastic bin filled with glass, just waiting to be recycled. Yeah, I could take it to Fairhope’s landfill, but why not keep it here in Atmore?

Growing up in Fairhope, the city has always had a recycling operation within its landfill, from my knowledge.

Mayor Jim Staff said last week that the city will enter into an agreement with a Northwest Florida company on a trial basis for its recycling efforts, hence the need for a recycling town hall.

Jim Roberts, public information officer for Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, will be at the town hall meeting to discuss their recycling requirements.

Nothing has been set in stone, but this is a first great step to get recycling back to Atmore.