Avondale Estates, Georgia — The City of Avondale Estate has completed a one-year pilot program for curbside plastic film collection. The program was a partnership between the city and SC Johnson.
A total of 3 bales of plastic film, totaling 4,500 pounds, were collected over a 12-month period, according to the city’s electronic newsletter.
As the city considers how to move forward with this program as part of a citywide review of sanitary services, residents are encouraged to keep plastic film recycling buckets.
Residents can continue recycling plastic bags at Kroger, Publix and hard-to-recycle material centers.
This program started in November 2021. The plastic film was first delivered to Atlanta’s Nexus Circular in his April, according to a press release. Nexus Circular offers advanced commercial recycling technology that converts otherwise landfilled plastics into cyclical raw materials to produce sustainable virgin plastics used in packaging and other applications.
On the first Wednesday of each month, residents were able to recycle a variety of plastic bags and films using the plastic film recycling bin. Other items accepted in the program included bread bags, produce bags, plastic newspaper wrappers, popped bubble wrap, cereal box plastic linings, and plastic shipping envelopes.
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