Starting Aug. 7, Peachtree City’s recycling center on McIntosh Trail will no longer accept plastics, aluminum or other metals.
The change was discussed and approved by the City Council last month during budget hearings; reasons include the cost of hauling bins, space limitations and the misuse/contamination of plastics received. The center will still accept cardboard, mixed paper and glass. Residential trash companies operating in the city already include free curbside recycling for plastics and other materials (but not glass). Additional aluminum drop-off locations are at Fire Station 81 at 110 Paschall Road and Fire Station 82 at 105 Peachtree Parkway North.
Keep Peachtree City Beautiful, which manages the city’s recycling services, will continue to provide bins for cans and bottles at city offices, schools, special events and the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.