POMEROY — Mark Williams was recently “caught” recycling at the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs-Vinton Joint Solid Waste District’s single-stream recycling bins located on Hyland Road and received a $15 Subway gift card for his efforts.
Residents in the GJMV Joint Solid Waste Management District may find themselves “caught” recycling at single-stream drop-off sites. Recyclers have a chance to win a gift card on site from Subway, Walmart or other local merchants if they are spotted by a district representative.
The single-stream recycling program accepts plastic bottles and jugs, glass bottles and jars, cartons, metal cans, paper and cardboard. Materials accepted include: metal cans, cardboard, paper and paper products, cartons, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles numbered 1-7, beverage bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and laundry detergent bottles.
Materials accepted in the program include: metal cans, cardboard, paper and paper products, cartons, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles numbered 1-7. Plastic beverage, milk, shampoo and laundry detergent bottles and jugs that have a larger base and neck than mouth are also accepted.
In the district’s program, there are types of plastics that are not accepted for recycling, and those include children’s toys, outdoor furniture and water piping. Ceramic items, window glass, metal hangers, electronics and car parts are also not accepted at the single-stream facilities. When these items are put into the bins, they must be sorted upon delivery to the recycling plants and disposed of at that time. This costs the district time and money that could have been used for materials that can be recycled.
Recyclers are encouraged to flatten cardboard boxes and empty materials from garbage bags before placing them in bins. Flattened boxes take up less space in containers than empty unflattened ones.
The district asks that no plastic bags of any kind be placed in the bins, as they clog the technology at recycling plants. If items are brought in plastic bags, the district asks that people empty the contents of the bags and dispose of them elsewhere.
For more information on the GJMV Solid Waste District’s recycling program, visit www.gjmvrecycle.com or call 1-800-544-1853.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551