City Of Dalton Curbside Recycling Recognition Set For Monday

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The City of Dalton Curbside Recycling program accepts a variety of products for recycling.  They include paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles and jugs.
The City of Dalton Curbside Recycling program accepts a variety of products for recycling. They include paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles and jugs.

The City of Dalton Curbside Recycling Program will be recognized for its 2012 recycling efforts on Monday, at 6 p.m. at Dalton City Hall during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.  

In 2012, residents participating in the Curbside Recycling program collected 2,504,820 pounds of recyclables at the curb, the equivalent of recycling 85,693,466 aluminum soda cans.  

Residents are invited to attend the special presentation and learn more about the local recycling program.  Representatives from the recycling center will be available to answer questions and distribute free America Recycles Day items.  

For more information, call 706 278-5001 or visit www.DWSWA.org.


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