Alabama homes get single stream recycling
Through a program offered by Allied Waste
Services of Birmingham, Helena, Alabama, residents will receive
valuable rewards for recycling with RecycleBank. Allied Waste
expects to have 10,000 households enrolled in the program by
this summer and possibly expand throughout Shelby County. Helena
is the first city in Alabama to offer RecycleBank.
In December, Allied Waste distributed 95 gallon recycling carts
to Helena residents and began picking up recyclables in January.
The carts are equipped with special tags that connect the address
with individual RecycleBank accounts.
The new program also brings with it single-stream recycling,
which allows all recyclables to go into one cart with no sorting.
Allied Waste accepts plastics 1-3, plastic milk and detergent
jugs, steel and aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard, boxes and