Troy ready to recycle

Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2016

The fourth annual Troy Recycles Day is coming up next weekend for residents to recycle and dispose of all kinds of items

Hosted by Keep Troy Beautiful, the free event allows residents to recycle electronics, metal, household building items, clothing, household goods and regular recyclables.

“It’s a one-stop shop for all kinds of recycling,” said Melissa Sanders, executive director of Keep Troy Beautiful. “And it’s not just for Troy residents. All Pike County residents are invited to bring recyclables to us.”

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Sanders said that recycling is good for the environment as well as the local economy.

“When you recycle, you’re not filling up landfills with items,” Sanders said. “It reduces waste. We also have several recycling plants in the local economy, so it helps bring jobs to Troy.”

Electronic recycling includes computers, monitors, VCRs, printers, fax machines and practically any other electronic device. The service is provided by C. E. & E. Solutions.

Building products, fixtures and working appliances will also be taken, but instead of being recycled, the items will be collected by Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity for use in their projects. The Christian Service Mission will also be on hand to take usable household items, clothes, shoes and toys.

First National Bank and Troy Bank & Trust will have a shredder truck ready for residents to bring old invoices, taxes, bank statements and more for destruction.

Everyday household recycling will be available as well, provided by the City of Troy and KW Plastics.

Spurlock Iron and Metal will provide metal recycling and Lowe’s will allow for the recycling of compact bulbs, plastic bags and batteries. The event will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 29. It is free and open to the public.