Troy Recycles Day today

Published 4:00 am Saturday, October 24, 2015

Troy Recycles Day will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot.

Troy Recycles Day will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot.

The third annual Troy Recycles Day is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Troy Lowe’s Parking Lot.

During the event, the community can drop off any and all recyclable items including cardboard, paper, plastics, aluminum cans and anything that is normally accepted in the curbside pickup.

While the normal items are accepted, electronics are also accepted during Troy Recycles Day.

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“On this one day a year, we also take electronics to be recycled,” said Melissa Sanders, Planning and Zoning Administrator for the City of Troy. “We have a lot of callers during the year who want to recycle more. They want to do something with all of the old electronics in their home. They can recycle them today.”

CE&E Solutions will be on site to accept electronics to be recycled.

First National Bank and Troy Bank & Trust are providing a shred event to ensure secure document destruction.

“So many people have documents in their homes and businesses that they keep that are past the time for disposal,” Sanders said. “Those documents may have private information that they don’t want to throw in curbside recycling. This helps clean out those old files and get rid of them securely so that all info stays secure.”

Other organizations such as Christian Service Mission and Habitat for Humanity will be on site accepting household items and even lumber.

“This event is a one-stop drop for people to be able to clean their house and yard and get all that stuff taking up space at their house,” Sanders said. “They can bring it all to one place instead of having to drop everything off in separate locations.”

Volunteers will be in place to help all who are participating unload their vehicles and separate the items.

“We try to make it as easy as possible for the participant,” Sanders said.

Anyone wanting more information about how to recycle throughout the year can attend Troy Recycles Day to learn more. Sanders said that anyone helping can provide more information about Keep Troy Beautiful and recycling.

“Troy Recycles Day helps clean up our community,” Sanders said. “It helps keep Troy beautiful.”