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Drop-off recycling to begin in Salem

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Fulton County Judge Charles Willett has announced that a residential drop-off recycling program has begun in the county, starting with a weekly drop-off program in the City of Salem. County residents will be able to recycle several items, including aluminum and tin cans, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, plastic beverage bottles and other household plastic bottles.

The drop-off collection program was made possible through the use of a 12-cubic-yard custom recycling trailer, provided by White River Regional Solid Waste Management District. The trailer is divided into separate bins for each item being collected. Recycled items will be transported to the Tri-County Recycling Center by Fulton County employees. "I am pleased to help provide an opportunity for our citizens to practice recycling locally," said Willett.

The old County Shop at the intersection of Highways 62 and 62B has been designated as the initial drop-off site, beginning June 6. For drop-off hours and location and information on how to prepare items for recycling contact the Fulton County Judge's Office.

According to Willett, volunteers may be needed to assist with collection during drop-off times. Persons interested in volunteering should contact Willett at 870-895-3341.

"We're excited about starting a recycling program in Salem," said Willett. "And we're going to do everything we can to make it successful."

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