Curbside recycling program begins in Paragould

Curbside recycling program begins in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A curbside recycling program in Paragould started on Tuesday.

According to the city's website, 18-gallon recycle bins are available for purchase from the city clerk's office located at 301 W. Court Street, for a one-time fee of $15.

The city has sold around 300 bins.

After purchasing the bin, your name will be added to the recycling list and the city's public works department will then deliver the recycle bin the following Monday after the purchase date.

Items approved for recycling include:

  • aluminum cans
  • metal food cans
  • cardboard
  • paper
  • plastic (black trash bags not permitted)

"We recycle pretty much anything, other than black plastic bags and colored glass," said Terry McAbee, public works employee. "If they could put about anything else in the container we should be able to pick it up for them.

Recycling bins will be picked up the same day as scheduled trash pickup and will be left on the curb.

Public works officials said the first day of pick-up went better than expected.

Recyclable items can also be dropped off at the recycle bin at the public works department located at 600 Airport Road from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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