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Dewey-Humboldt to start recycling, Dumpster programs

On Monday, the Town of Dewey-Humboldt will begin a recycling program at the town hall parking lot, 2735 S. Highway 69.

Gregory Arrington, D-H's code enforcement/community outreach coordinator, said the town will put a bin on the lot to help residents properly dispose of some specific household items.

The bin will stay open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at no cost.

The town will accept items such as printing and writing paper, magazines and catalogs, cereal and snack boxes, phone books, junk mail, paper egg cartons, towel rolls, tissue boxes, paperback books, steel, tin and aluminum cans, water and shampoo bottles, jelly jars, plastic bottles and jugs, and flattened corrugated cardboard.

However, it will not take items such as plastic bags, food waste, tubes, pails or buckets, aluminum foil, tissue or gift wrap, pet food bags, newspaper in plastic bags or wrapped in twine, yard trimmings and dirt, blankets, towels and pillows, kitchen utensils, appliances, furniture, draperies, toys, auto parts and electronics.

A couple days before the recycling effort kicks off, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the town hall parking lot, 2735 S. Highway 69, the town will start a roving Dumpster program to help residents properly discard unwanted common household items and landscaping debris within their neighborhood.

The three-month program, from late March through June, is free for residents. D-H staff members will rotate the Dumpster around to different neighborhoods across the town.

Participants should bring a photo ID card and a household bill with one's address for identification.

The town will accept most household items and landscaping debris, such as paper, tires, steel, appliances and furniture.

But it will not accept vehicles, batteries, explosives, ammunition, medical waste, and hazardous waste such as paints, oils, fuels, solvents and antifreeze.

For more information about these programs, call Arrington at 632-7362.

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