Avondale Estates Ends Plastic Film Recycling Pilot Program – Decaturish

Avondale Estates, Georgia — The City of Avondale Estates has ended its year-long pilot program for curbside plastic film collection. The program was a partnership between the city and SC Johnson.

A total of three bales of plastic wrap totaling 4,500 pounds were collected over the 12 months, according to the city’s electronic newsletter.

The city is encouraging residents to save plastic wrap recycling buckets as the city studies how to move the program forward as part of the citywide sanitation service review.

Residents can continue to recycle plastic bags at Kroger, Publix and the Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials.

The program began in November 2021. The plastic film was first delivered to Nexus Circular in Atlanta in April, the first of four drops, according to a press release. Nexus Circular offers advanced commercial recycling technology that converts these otherwise landfill-bound plastics into circular feedstocks to produce sustainable virgin plastics used in packaging and other applications.

On the first Wednesday of every month, residents could recycle a variety of plastic bags and wraps using the plastic wrap recycling bin. Other items accepted into the program included bread bags, produce bags, plastic newspaper wrappers, burst bubble wrap, plastic cereal box liners and plastic shipping envelopes.

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