Recycling trailer set up in Linton

Friday, August 7, 2009
This recycling trailer has been located on the west side of the Super Walmart parking lot in Linton by the Greene County Recycling Center. (Greene County Daily World/Nick Schneider)

For more of your recycling needs the Greene County Solid Waste District now has a larger recycling trailer set up at the parking lot of Walmart in Linton.

"We're hoping it will be available to accommodate more people with its bigger size," explained Erek Wilson who serves as the supervisor at the recycling center. "It should service 320 average households (per week)."

The new trailer offers 10 bins for a variety of recycling needs and holds 20 cubic yards compared to the original mobile recycling trailer which holds 12 yards.

When recycling at the trailer use common sense and courtesy, Wilson noted.

"If there's something sitting on the ground please place it in a bin if possible ... some people cannot reach the bins as easy as others," he explained. "If the trailer's filled up call the recycling center and let us know."

Wilson also encouraged residents to drop off clean items.

"The new trailer is not necessarily designed for businesses," he also said. "It's intended for residential use only."

But businesses can call the recycling center for information on services.

The pick-up schedule for the trailer will be twice weekly to start with, Wilson noted. It'll take about two hours to empty the trailer. After its emptied, it'll go back to the Linton location.

The new recycling trailer has recycling bins for the following items:

* No. 3-7 plastics

* No. 1 plastics

* No. 2 plastics

* Combined materials of steel and aluminum.

* Newspaper.

* Phone books.

* Mixed paper.

* Magazines.

* Corrugated cardboard.

* Glass.

Wilson noted that glass is being accepted at the trailer on a trial basis. But ceramics, window glass and safety glass will not be accepted.

"A good rule of thumb is if it (glass) came from a grocery store it can be recycled. Glass items like jars and containers are acceptable. If the item has a metal or plastic lid, take it off and place it in the right bin," he suggested.

The new trailer is located on the west side of the Walmart parking lot.

But don't look for the center's original mobile recycling trailer to stop making its rounds at Jasonville, Bloomfield, eastern Greene County and Lyons.

"It'll still go to the other locations, just not the Linton one," Wilson said.

For more information on recycling call the center at 659-3788.

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  • Sure hope they don't do to this one like they did to the one at the Center Twp. Trustee's office and decide to DUMP all their trash outside the bin on the ground for others to clean up.

    -- Posted by ems1955 on Fri, Aug 7, 2009, at 6:27 PM
  • EMS 1955 these bins are not for trash.

    -- Posted by former L-town resident on Fri, Aug 7, 2009, at 7:14 PM
  • Dear L-town resident. If you had read what I put, I said I hoped people DID NOT PUT TRASH IN THEM!!!!!!

    -- Posted by ems1955 on Sun, Aug 9, 2009, at 2:59 PM
  • The mess at the Center Twp. Trustees office consisted of 100% recycleables and was cleaned up the day after the storm.

    -- Posted by furball on Mon, Aug 10, 2009, at 11:31 AM
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