Selmer’s curbside recycling pickups begin

By Jeff Whitten

The Selmer Department of Sanitation’s curbside recycling program began Friday. 

According to Sanitation Foreman Mike Dickey, the department put out 1,800 bags and had 80 work orders for the day.

The department takes all requests for pickups received prior to Thursday at noon and creates a route for Friday pickups.

The city will pick up cardboard, plastic, paper, plastic, tin aluminum, rechargeable batteries, including cell phone batteries and all small appliances except for televisions.

The materials do not have to be separated but that would be helpful, Selmer Mayor David Robinson said.

Residents who have bottles and cans to be picked up for recycling are asked to rinse them out.

After the bags are picked up, the sanitation department workers will take the materials to the Recycling Center on 7th Street.

The date for the beginning of this program was set at a meeting last month, which was attended by interested parties, who agreed to spread the word in the community.

On Monday, Robinson said, “We are pleased at the turnout. We had 75 or 77  participate. We appreciated all those who participated and we look forward to growing the program.”

If you live within the Selmer city limits and wish to schedule a curbside pickup, call the Sanitation Department at 645-7908 no later than Thursday at noon for Friday pickup.