Recycling important to Marked Tree

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

With an e-waste recycling trailer in town courtesy of East Arkansas Planning and Development District, Marked Tree Mayor Mary Ann Arnold wants everyone to know the importance of recycling.

"It's just an important process to go through to keep the landfills from covering us all up," Mayor Arnold said.

The e-waste trailer, which residents can bring electronics to for recycling, will be in Marked Tree until Saturday, but the city has been in the business of recycling for almost 20 years. Marked Tree recycles paper--including newspaper and magazines--plastic, cardboard, and aluminum cans. Marked Tree does not recycle glass. Cans can be brought into city hall, and will be purchased by the city.

Tires can also be recycled by bringing them to city hall between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

"It's a double benefit to the city because the items you recycle don't go into the landfill and the city makes money off of them," Mayor Arnold said. Mayor Arnold serves on the recycling committee and solid waste committee for East Arkansas Regional Solid Waste Management District.

Anyone wishing to gets bags for recycling may call city hall at 870-358-3216 for bags.

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