Earth Day proves successful
by Courtney Warren
Apr 16, 2014 | 1563 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland Public Works hosted Bolivar County’s Earth Day Saturday by setting up several sites to allow residents to recycle items that can't be placed in the hoppers such as tires, paint, and appliances.

Ray Bell, director of public works, said there was a good turnout.

"We had about 81 to 82 vehicles to show up. The biggest thing we took in was paint and then tires, then appliances, and computers," he said.

Bell explained the chemicals and paint are carried back to the care and environmental center and they dispose of it all.

Bell also said they take the tires and recycle some to make asphalt.

He was pleased to say the rate of recycling has not slowed down.

"Our poppers have picked up greatly it's not slowing down. The most we recycle is cardboard and plastic," Bell said.

Bell asks that when recycling any cardboard to please break the boxes down so more can fit in the poppers and they aren't clogged when emptied.

For those that do not use the poppers, people can still recycle at public works.

"We want people to continue to bring their recyclables to the locations we have," said Bell.

For any questions about recycling call 843-5365.