Gretchen Hudock, Big Canoe’s resident recycling expert and so-called “Trash Lady,” has compiled a detailed, guide to making the East Side Recycling center at 9720 Cove Road a cinch to use.
Just 600 feet west of the Big Canoe traffic circle, this Pickens County operation accepts materials for recycling from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Info: 770-893-2644.
Below are Gretchen’s handy notes on what to bring – and what to leave in the trash – when it comes to dropping off recyclables.
If you have questions for Gretchen, write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of recycling accepted at Cove Road
#1 Plastic – All items need to be clear and clean
Look for this symbol on the plastic container
Beverage bottles such as soft drinks, Gatorade, Mountain Dew (allowed even if not clear).
Food, fruit, and vegetable containers such as berry or lettuce containers.
Condiments, peanut butter, pill bottles, etc.
No dark or other colored plastic bottles; must be clear
No plastic drinking cups
#2 Plastic – All items need to be clean
Two separate bins for #2 plastic – one for clear and one for colored
All other #2 plastics except brown
No pizza boxes
No stained cardboard
Glass bottles only
No dishes or window glass
White and colored paper
Cereal, cracker, and Kleenex boxes; remove any plastic liners.
Inner cardboard rolls for paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.
Fruit, vegetables, and other food cans
No cat food cans
Aluminum Cans – Also available to be recycled at Big Canoe
Scrap Metal – Also available to be recycled at Big Canoe
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