Single Stream Recycling

SINGLE-STREAM CONVERSION COMPLETE IN OPELIKA

 

All recycling convenience centers in Opelika have been converted to single-stream with all sites receiving cardboard, plastic, paper, aluminum cans and steel cans. Cardboard should be placed in the cardboard trailers with all other recycling comingled in the black 300-gallon carts. The transition has been smooth and residents have been very responsive to the change. There are a few items recyclers need to be aware of.

 

NO PLASTIC BAGS.All recycling other than cardboard should be placed in the black containers loose, not bagged. This is necessary for the material to be processed at the Columbus Recycling facility. There have been a few residents that continue to place bags in the containers that are filled with recycling materials. These bags are being removed and placed in the trash. If we miss some of these bags and they are shipped to Columbus, our loads could be rejected. Also, some residents are bringing bags filled with plastic bags they receive while shopping for groceries and other goods. Please do not put these bags in our 300-gallon carts, but return them to the stores that gave them to you.

 

NO BAGS PERIOD. Please do not place any type bags or sheet plastic in the containers. This includes plastic bags, animal food bags, lawn product bags, zip lock bags, and all other bags. These bags clog up the processors at the Columbus Recycling Facility and could cause our loads to be rejected.  

 

WASH FOOD CONTAINERS. All containers that had food products in them need to be washed and cleaned. Items not washed and cleaned are trash and should not be placed in the recycling containers.

 

CRUSH PLASTIC CONTAINERS. Please crush all your plastic containers if possible. This takes up less space in our containers and helps us service the containers less often, therefore saving fuel and labor.

 

NO GLASS.Glass will contaminate our loads and the Columbus Recycling Facility will reject them because their facility is not designed to process glass. When our full service convenience center opens on Jeter Street this Fall glass will be accepted there and shipped directly to a glass recycling facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

NO GARBAGE, TRASH OR WOOD.These items will contaminate our loads and they will be rejected because the Columbus Recycling Facility is not designed to handle garbage, trash or wood.

 

RECYCLING INFORMATION.   All convenience centers have signs and information boxes listing all the recycling information. Please read the signs and take one of the flyers. If you have any questions, please call us at 334.705.5480 or check us out at www.opelika.org.

 

Converting the old system to single-stream recycling is a process and requires many people to change the way they have been bringing recycling to the sites. We have made much progress over the first month and look forward to a very successful recycling program. Don’t forget to sign up for curbside recycling on www.opelika.org. Thanks to the many of you that recycle.

 

 

Directions through Azalea & Dogwood Trail

Azalea & Dogwood Trail
Look for green directional arrows
Trail will last until Monday, April 20

Directions:

Enter Trail at Second Avenue and Eighth Street

            (Trinity United Methodist Church is on the left)

Proceed down Eighth   Street, turning left on Fourth Avenue

Proceed on Fourth   Avenue, turning right on 10th Street

At the split in the road, turn right onto Collinwood Street

Upon entering Collinwood, turn left onto Collinwood Circle West

Continue, crossing Collinwood   Street

Turn right onto Collinwood   Circle East then left onto Collinwood Street

At the intersection of 10th Street, turn right

Turn left onto Ridgewood   Drive

Turn right onto Piedmont   Avenue continuing down the hill

At the Jackson’s Lake, turn left onto Laurel Street

Turn right onto Bonita   Drive

Proceed down Bonita   Drive until it turns in to Terracewood Drive (at curve)

Proceed on Terracewood Drive- Turning right at directional arrow and

Proceed up hill to turnaround in front of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Newman’s Home

Enter once again on Terracewood by turning left

Proceed up the hill on Terracewood and turn left onto Lakeshore Drive

Turn right onto Shamrock   Drive

Once intersected with Bonita Drive, turn right

Turn left onto Victoria   Street

Continue on Victoria until the intersection of 10th   Street, turn right

Turn left onto 6th   Avenue and follow through the Historic District

Turn right onto 4th   Street after passing NorthsideSchool

Turn right onto 4th   Avenue

Continue until intersection with 8th Street and turn left.

Opelika's Azalea & Dogwood Trail

Azalea & Dogwood Trail
Follow green arrows throughout the Trail


Directions


Enter Trail at Second Avenue and Eighth Street

            (The Heritage House is on your right)

Proceed down Eighth Street, turning left on Fourth Avenue

Proceed on Fourth Avenue, turning right on 10th Street

At the split in the road, turn right onto Collinwood Street

Upon entering Collinwood, turn left onto Collinwood Circle West

Continue, crossing Collinwood Street

Turn right onto Collinwood Circle East then left onto Collinwood Street

At the intersection of 10th Street, turn right

Turn left onto Ridgewood Drive

Turn right onto Piedmont Avenue continuing down the hill

At the Jackson’s Lake, turn left onto Laurel Street

Turn right onto Bonita Drive

Proceed down Bonita Drive until it turns in to Terracewood Drive (at curve)

Proceed on Terracewood Drive- Turning right at directional arrow and

Proceed up hill to turnaround in front of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Newman’s Home

Enter once again on Terracewood by turning left

Proceed up the hill on Terracewood and turn left onto Lakeshore Drive

Turn right onto Shamrock Drive

Once intersected with Bonita Drive, turn right

Turn left onto Victoria Street

Continue on Victoria until the intersection of 10th Street, turn right

Turn left onto 6th Avenue and follow through the Historic District

Turn right onto 4th Street after passing Northside School

Turn right onto 4th Avenue

Continue until intersection with 8th Street and turn

Opelika's 2015 Azalea & Dogwood Trail

Azalea & Dogwood Trail
Follow green arrows throughout the Trail


Directions


Enter Trail at Second Avenue and Eighth Street

            (The Heritage House is on your right)

Proceed down Eighth Street, turning left on Fourth Avenue

Proceed on Fourth Avenue, turning right on 10th Street

At the split in the road, turn right onto Collinwood Street

Upon entering Collinwood, turn left onto Collinwood Circle West

Continue, crossing Collinwood Street

Turn right onto Collinwood Circle East then left onto Collinwood Street

At the intersection of 10th Street, turn right

Turn left onto Ridgewood Drive

Turn right onto Piedmont Avenue continuing down the hill

At the Jackson’s Lake, turn left onto Laurel Street

Turn right onto Bonita Drive

Proceed down Bonita Drive until it turns in to Terracewood Drive (at curve)

Proceed on Terracewood Drive- Turning right at directional arrow and

Proceed up hill to turnaround in front of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Newman’s Home

Enter once again on Terracewood by turning left

Proceed up the hill on Terracewood and turn left onto Lakeshore Drive

Turn right onto Shamrock Drive

Once intersected with Bonita Drive, turn right

Turn left onto Victoria Street

Continue on Victoria until the intersection of 10th Street, turn right

Turn left onto 6th Avenue and follow through the Historic District

Turn right onto 4th Street after passing Northside School

Turn right onto 4th Avenue

Continue until intersection with 8th Street and turn

2015 E-cycling & Document Shredding

Electronics Recycling & Document Shredding
Saturday, March 14
9am-1pm
Saugahatchee Square (parking lot of Goodwill)
Free Event!!

All residents and businesses of Lee County are invited!

 

 

 

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