2018-05-31 / Front Page

Recycling center nears completion

Construction on the City of Washington’s new recycling facility is nearing completion and is expected to be ready for full operation by July 3, according to city officials. City and county residents alike will be allowed to drop off recyclables two days each week on Norman Street.

In the works for about six months, the facility is located across from Smith Farm Supply and next to the city’s Public Works Department warehouse. It will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-noon. There is no cost for dropping off recyclables.

However, the drop-off facility replaces the current city recycling program which picks up recyclables from residences around the city and behind the courthouse. “So please be sure to bring your recycling to the facility to ensure it is processed properly,” City Administrator Sherri Bailey said.

Anyone who would like to participate in recycling but is physically unable to take recyclables to the facility may call City Hall at 706-678-3277 and file a request to have items picked up on Thursday mornings. However, “you must have a note from your doctor concerning your disability, or you must be over the age of 75 and no longer able to drive in order to qualify,” Bailey said.

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