Here's an update to last week's notice about mountain recycling: Because glass can no longer be single streamed with the rest of our recycling on Lookout Mountain, there is now a separate bin for glass at the Recycle Center. This means that we won’t have to take our glass somewhere downtown to recycle it after all! The only stipulation is that we must put the bottles in the bin without a bag, meaning that we simply dump the bottles into the bin.
In the other recycling bin, where we place our paper and plastic recycling, we can no longer recycle any plastic bags, including plastic grocery bags like the ones we use for carrying items from Walmart or Food City. So, if you have plastic bags, just recycle them at one of the grocery stores that has a recycling bin for those plastic grocery bags. We actually should be carrying our own reusable bags anyway!
If you have all of your regular recycling in a plastic garbage bag, just empty the entire contents in the dumpster. Put the bag in the trash can next to the dumpster.
This may seem like a lot of extra trouble, but it is worth it because we are making our environment a better place and saving our planet for future generations. The addition of the glass recycling bin is a wonderful addition to our recycling program!