Avondale Estates to launch plastic recycling on Nov. 3

For one year starting Nov. 3, a pilot program on plastic recycling will begin by Avondale Estates and SC Johnson. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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For one year starting Nov. 3, a pilot program on plastic recycling will begin by Avondale Estates and SC Johnson. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Beginning Nov. 3 for a one-year pilot program, Avondale Estates will accept plastic bags, plastic film and plastic wrap as a part of its residential curbside recycling program.

To participate, residents may pick up a free plastic film recycling bin at City Hall, 21 N. Avondale Plaza, Avondale Estates for disposal of their items on the first Wednesday of every month.

More specifically, acceptable materials will be bread bags, grocery bags, dry cleaning bags, produce bags, plastic newspaper wrapping, food storage bags, plastic wraps, bubble wrap/air pillows (popped), plastic lining from cereal boxes and plastic shipping envelopes (without labeling).

Unacceptable will be multi-layer film (such as chip bags, pet food bags), aerosol cans, waxed paper containers, polysterene or foam containers, paper towels/napkins, food-soiled paper/cardboard, diapers, feminine products, biodegradable/compost bags, pre-washed salad mix bags and candy wrappers.

The city is cooperating with SC Johnson during this one-year pilot program.