Recycling program has ‘excellent participation’

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, January 8, 2014


A new recycling program in Brewton is going well — but city officials want to make sure plastic is accepted at the recycling container at Douglas Square Shopping Center.

Paper, cardboard, plastic containers, aluminum and ferrous metal (or food cans) can be accepted at the recycling bin. No glass is accepted.

“We have had excellent participation in the first weeks of the program,” said Connie Baggett, director of program management for the City of Brewton.

The container is set up in the Douglas Square Shopping Center off of Douglas Avenue (U.S. 31 North) between Subway and Farmer’s Home Furniture.

Recycling is part of the city’s household waste contract with Allied Waste and costs the city $54 monthly and $140 each time the city calls for the container to be emptied.

No tires, garbage, trash or furniture may be deposited in the recycling container. Officials with Allied Waste said residents need not sort their recyclables since the container will be hauled to a separation center when it is filled.

For more information, contact City Hall at 251.809.1777.