Opelika Environmental Announces Changes to Recycling Program & More

Due to the contamination we are having primarily with bags and Styrofoam, Opelika Environmental Services will be making changes at its recycling centers. In the past, these recycling centers have been open 24/7, but because of the problems with contamination we must begin manning these locations. The additional cost will not allow us to man all the locations and the hours will be limited at the others.

Effective Monday, April 1 we will close the recycling centers at Covington Recreation Center and Floral Park.If you are currently using these locations, please begin bringing your recycling to the 8th Avenue Recycling Center near Denson Recreation Center or to the Jeter Avenue Recycling Center across from Jeter Primary School. The 8th Avenue Recycling Center will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and the Jeter Recycling Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hours of operation at both locations will be 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You may also signup for our curbside recycling program for only $10.00/monthly with the first two months being free. If you want to sign up for curbside recycling, please call Opelika Power Services at 334.705.5170 or go to our website at www.opelika-al.gov

Again, please remember no bags or Styrofoam and please wash out food containers. Grocery bags are recyclable, but we are unable to take them because they clog up the automated recycling system at the Columbus Recycling Center. The following stores in Opelika will take plastic bags: Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Piggly Wiggly, Kroger,Target, Best Buy and Kohl’s. Please recycle your bags at one of these locations. Styrofoam should be bagged then place in your garbage cart or with your yard waste.

If you have any questions, please call the Opelika Environmental Services office at 334.705.5480 or check our website, www.opelika-al.gov.

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