Residents urged to recycle
In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the city of Monticello would like to remind residents that the city has a recycle program available to those inside and outside the city limits.
The program is mostly a self-sustaining program that is paid for by the money made by the city on the items and by a grant for the electronic recyclables from Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, according to Ashley Foreman, assistant to Mayor Paige Chase.
Residents who would like to recycle can bring their items to the recycle center located at the transfer station, 1466 Old Warren Road, or can call to have picked up during bulk trash pick up which is picked up on Wednesdays.
Monticello will accept the following items:
• Cardboard—must be flat and plain cardboard. Glossy cardboard will not be accepted.
• Plastic bottles—lid removed and bagged, only No. 1 and No. 2 will be accepted. The numbers are listed on the label or the bottom of the bottle and have arrows forming a triangle around them.
• Newspapers—bagged or in boxes.
• Aluminum cans—bagged. No food or pet food cans will be accepted as these are tin.
• Shredded paper—bagged.
• Electronics—must be brought to the center.
• Tires—The first four per month are free. After that a fee of $2.49 will be charged per tire.
Not accepted are the following items:
• Food boxes
• Cereal boxes
• Drink cartons
• Egg cartons--paper or plastic
• Plastic bags
• Plastic not on the accepted list
• Fast food containers
• Packing material
• Bubble wrap
The recycle center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.