City of Nederland hosting recycling event for its residents

By Paul Ploumis

NEDERLAND — The City of Nederland is partnering with Recyclops to conduct a Recycling Drop-Off Event on Saturday.

City officials said this is a trial program to assess demand and utilization of recycling services.

“The first event had very limited use and minimal collection of materials,” a Nederland release indicated.

Recycling materials will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 515 Hardy Avenue, where the old recycling bins were located.

The materials must be brought to the site in clear bags for inspection.

This service is available for residents and businesses in the City of Nederland city limits; residency will be confirmed on-site with a driver’s license or copy of a utility bill.

Accepted materials include: Aluminum & steel (tin) beverage & food cans; Cardboard & pasteboard; Magazines/catalogs, junk mail, paper, books; Newspapers; and Plastic beverage, food, & soap containers (plastics #1-#5, #7).

Materials NOT accepted includes: Aluminum Foil; Batteries; Bubble Wrap; Fluids or aerosols of any kind; Hazardous chemical containers (motor oil, pesticides, etc.); Greasy boxes or paper (pizza boxes or used paper plates); Glass products; Paint cans; Plastics #6; Plastic bags; Styrofoam and packaging “peanuts”; Tetra packs (juice box, almond milk, etc.); and Thin film plastics.