Local city starts recycling effort


About 60,000 blue recycling containers have been delivered to residents in the last month to prepare for the program.

The lid on each blue container lists things that can be recycled and things that should not go in them at all.

"We'll never be able to pick up anything else, but recyclable items in those carts. We did have to start early because 60,000 carts is a lot to deliver," City's Spokesperson, Jackie Tuckey said.

Fayetteville plans to start a massive recycling effort Monday. Pratt Industries is scheduled to build a material recovery facility inside a warehouse on East Mountain Drive.

"With this program people just put all their recyclable items in the blue cart, roll it out to the curb and the truck comes and picks it up. They're done," Tuckey said.

Large machines at the plant on East Mountain Drive will separate the recyclables and turned them into reusable products.

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