Cobb households are needed for a new recycling program to keep plastics out of the landfill and convert them to energy resources such as electricity and diesel fuel. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb County updates info on plastics recycling

Cobb County residents can help keep plastic trash out of landfills and convert them to energy resources.

Cobb County households still are needed to participate in this new program.

The program currently is available to 20,000 American Disposal customers and will be available to other residents this year.

For free, these Cobb residents can receive their first roll of orange Hefty Energy Bags.

Once full, the bags can be tied and placed in their curbside recycling carts or bins during regularly scheduled recycling pick-ups.

Trash haulers pick up these tied orange bags - along with the regular recycling materials - and send them to a local materials recovery facility (MRF) for sorting.

The MRF then bales the bags and sends them to a local energy recovery facility which converts plastics into valuable energy resources such as electricity and diesel fuel.

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