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County to start recycling
Wilson County officials are putting the finishing touches on the county’s first-ever single-stream recycling program, which could kick off as early as April. Operating hours are to be determined.
LeAnn Hosek, coordinator of the Wilson County Emergency Management Agency, said the county recently received grant funds that allow the purchase of recycling trailers. County residents and business owners will be invited to take glass, cardboard, paper, and certain plastics to the trailers, which will be parked at:
•Floresville Alternative Education Center, Alternative Lane (off Sutherland Springs Road) in Floresville.
•Stockdale Elementary School, 800 S. Sixth St., Stockdale.
As for recyclable plastics, Wilson County will accept those marked with numbers 1-5 and 7. Plastics displaying number 6 -- polystyrene -- will not be accepted. Also discouraged are used paper plates and plastic cutlery, batteries, plastic bags, and bailing wire.
Those wishing to recycle also are asked to rinse any cans, bottles, or jugs that once contained food products. It also is asked that boxes be broken down and that participants crush plastic jugs and bottles to conserve space.
In addition to there being no cost for participation by those living and working in Wilson County, all items can be disposed of at once.
“Recycle Wilson County -- easy to participate, don’t have to separate,” Hosek said.
Hosek said any revenue generated from the sale of recycled materials will be donated to the respective locations where they were collected. She also said that the city of Poth currently is working on a similar recycling program, with a trailer to be parked near the Poth Independent School District’s bus barn.
Hosek said she hopes to be able to expand the new recycling program to the La Vernia area.
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