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Abilene Area Recycler No Longer Accepting Plastic

Post Date:07/30/2019 12:46 PM

Due to a prolonged and future-anticipated change in the recycling market, Abilene’s Texas Metals and Recycling Company, is no longer accepting plastic materials. Because of this change in business, and existing changes in the collection of glass recyclables, the City of Abilene has no point of distribution for plastic and glass recyclables, and will no longer be able to accept those materials at its recycling collection centers. 

Wednesday, July 31st will be the last day to drop off plastic and glass recyclables at City and Neighborhood Recycling Centers.

The City will continue to monitor the glass recycling market, and work to reinstate glass recycling if there is a proven cost-effective program for that repurposed material.

Additional receptacles for the collection of cardboard recyclables will be made available at City and Neighborhood Recycling Centers as the market continues to show a demand for the material.

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