Residents who get trash service from the city of Waleska will be able to drop off their recycling once a month at City Hall.

Waleska will have a Waste Pro recycling truck for residents to bring recyclables once a month, from 7-10 a.m. every third Saturday at City Hall, 8891 Fincher Road, the city said on its Facebook page last Thursday.

Earlier this month, the city announced it would discontinue its recycling services through Waste Pro due to too many people contaminating the recycling.

Last week, Jerry Harrison, Waste Pro’s vice president for Georgia, told officials at a city council meeting that about 60% of the city’s recycling bins were contaminated. One customer had tried to dispose of a dead coyote, he said.

Recyclable items include plastic food trays; plastic cups, bottles, jugs, caps and lids; wide mouth plastic like sour cream containers, rigid plastic like buckets, empty aerosol cans without lids, milk and juice cartons, aluminum cans, foils, metal food cans, flattened cardboard boxes, magazines, phone books, mixed paper, paper bags and newspaper. All containers must be empty and clean.

The following will not be accepted for recycling: glass, shredded paper, pots and pans, paper plates and cups, napkins or paper towels, plastic cutlery, food, clamshells, Styrofoam, batteries, light bulbs, wire hangers and ceramics.

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