RECYCLING

Troy University to study plastic recycling

Alabama researchers are studying new ways to recycle plastics. Troy University says its recently established Center for Material and Manufacturing Sciences has received a $2.7 million grant to look at new methods of recycling plastic waste. A statement from the school says the money will pay for scientists and students to work on the project, plus equipment to do the…

Troy University to Study Plastic Recycling

TROY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama researchers are studying new ways to recycle plastics. Troy University says its recently established Center for Material and Manufacturing Sciences has received a $2.7 million grant to look at new methods of recycling plastic waste. A statement from the school says the money will pay for scientists and students to work on the project, plus…

Elmore County Recycling Program Ends This Month

A longstanding recycling program in Elmore County is ending this month. Right now, Elmore County partners with the Alabama Department of Corrections for the recycling program.  The county provides the bins, and ADOC handles the pickup and sorting of recyclables.  With the program ending, the bins will be removed in the next four or five weeks, which some county leaders…

Recycling in Montgomery (Take 2)

Shut down plant is back in operation.

Officials with RePower South and the city of Montgomery have cut the ribbon, reopening the shut down recycling plant and reinstating a single stream operation. A City of Montgomery garbage truck delivers trash to the reopened recycling plant. The city’s garbage trucks deliver all of their contents to the plant, and workers separate recyclable paper, metal and plastics. The company…

Recycling Reboot in Montgomery

Testing underway now

The long dormant Montgomery recycling plant will be back in full operation on January 7th. Mayor Todd Strange announced the date this morning during  his weekly news conference. The IREP plant closed down in October of 2015 when the owners failed to make sufficient profit. The company eventually bankrupted the operation and the city took possession after lengthy bankruptcy hearings….

“Getting Caught Green-Handed Initiative” Aimed at Helping Troy Residents to Recycle

The city of Troy is adopting an initiative in its efforts of keeping its city clean by “catching” residents who recycle. The city’s Keep Troy Beautiful, Incorporated, Program and recycling committee wants to reward those residents who recycle. Jacob Fannin is a part of the KTB and Recycling Committee. “Get Caught Green-Handed is a program where we’re going to pick…

Montgomery to Offer Free Christmas Tree Recycling

MONTGOMERY – People who need to get rid of their Christmas trees after the holiday can get a little help from the city. The city will offer free Christmas tree recycling for residents on Saturday, December 26, 2015, and January 2, 2016, at Saturday trash collection points. The city of Montgomery, Montgomery Clean City Commission and Alabama Department of Conservation invite residents to enhance central Alabama’s…