Auburn residents can once again recycle plastic with the start of Single-Stream recycling, an option that allows for recycling of all materials, with the exception of glass, in one blue bin that can be picked up on the curb.
Some 5,600 residents were included in the roll out and the city hopes to soon have all Auburn Residents involved.
“We received a grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to purchase those containers,” said Auburn Environmental Services Director, Tim Woody. “We plan on starting phase two next summer pending the funding, and we plan on including the entire city if at all possible. We had initially planned on three phases but we want to go ahead and try to get the program rolled out in totality, so we’re hoping to be able to do that next summer/fall.”
Prior to Single-Stream, Auburn residents had source separating recycling which required sorting all recyclables and placing them in separate bins.
Residents who do not yet have Single-Stream recycling bins will have to continue sorting their recyclables until the city rolls out phase two of the program.