ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 





























 
Recycling in Adair: what not to bring to the Center

By Bridget Compton
Adair County Fiscal Court Clerk, Solid Waste Coordinator


I am so grateful for your support for recycling in our community. I have included some pictures I took while working at the Adair County Recycling Center and sorting that may help the public better understand some of the issues the recycling center faces in trying to protect employees and contamination of other recyclable goods.

None of these items that I have included in the pictures are recyclable.

Unfortunately, like other markets, the cost of goods are down due to COVID-19 - and the recycling market was hit hard last year and down already. So we need to do everything we can as a community to ensure we salvage every bit of recyclable materials we can and not create more unnecessary costs by including items that are contaminated and simply not accepted in the first place.

In hopes of answering the question about the Ensure bottles... all bottles have a recycling symbol with a number on the bottom of it. The recycling center does not collect anything that has a number 5 or number 7, or does not have a recycling symbol or number at all.



I did contact our vendor about some items I noticed we had a lot of, to see if they would accept them, and they DO NOT - such as: plastic bags of any kind (Walmart bags can be taken to Walmart to be recycled), pill bottles, Styrofoam, plastic food containers and wrapping, plastic k cups, plastic flower pots, plastic chemical bottles are just a few of the items I noticed.

Also all newspapers must have the slicks (coupons, inserts, etc.) removed since our vendor does not accept any newsprint with mixed paper. At this time especially we are very fortunate to have a vendor who will accept mixed loads and is still picking up. A lot of counties are still not able to open and have pickups.

If anyone has questions please feel free to contact me at the Judge's office anytime.

Bridget Compton
bridget.acjudge@gmail.com
(270)-384-4703


This story was posted on 2020-06-11 06:43:43
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.



Recycling in Adair - examples not recyclable



2020-06-11 - Columbia - Photo by Bridget Compton, Solid Waste Coordinator.
The three photos taken while working and sorting at the Adair County Recycling Center are shared to help the public better understand some of the issues the recycling center faces.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



Recycling in Adair - not recyclable



2020-06-11 - Columbia - Photo by Bridget Compton, Solid Waste Coordinator.
In hopes of answering the question about the Ensure bottles... all bottles have a recycling symbol with a number in the center of it (pictured). The Adair County Recycling Center does not collect anything that has a number 5 or number 7, or does not have a recycling symbol or number at all.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 




























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.

 

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.