Recycling and Garbage
MANDATORY CURB-SIDE RECYCLING
In order to comply with federal regulations to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills, and cost of dumping fees at the landfill; the City initiated a curb-side recycling program March 16, 1994. Since the closing of the landfill at Odena, the City has not known what the dumping fee at the landfill would be for the next 12 months.
The City issued a blue 20 gallon container to use the curb-side recycling to each household, should you not have one, please call 256-378-5521. The container is large enough to hold four (4) paper shopping bags.
- Bag #1 is for newspapers, which are to be folded to one-fourth their over all size so that they can be put into this bag. (If it is raining or looks as if it will rain put this newspaper in a plastic bag or hold it until the next week.)
- Bag #3 is for all aluminum items.
- Bag #4 is for small cardboard, it should be broken down and placed in this bag. Large cardboard and large cardboard boxes can be placed beside the blue container. Cardboard items found in the home: brown paper bags, cake, cereal, medicine and toothpaste boxes and cores (rollers) from tissue paper, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic wrap and waxed paper.
- Magazine and catalogs, either put in a large bag or tie and put next to the blue container.
If your garbage is picked up on Mondays and Thursdays, your recyclables will be picked up every Monday. If your garbage is picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays, your recyclables will be picked up every Tuesday.
Americans have about one (1) ton of trash per person per year. Childersburg has a population near 5,000, so we generate about 5,000 tons of trash per year. Childersburg needs to reduce our garbage by 300 tons or more per year. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 256-378-5521 or your council member.
WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN REDUCE OUR TRASH BY 300 TONS OR MORE BY RECYCLING. WE NEED TO SAVE LANDFILL SPACE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.