Americus begins free curbside recycling

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - The city of Americus has kicked off a new curbside recycling program. Bright green 18-gallon boxes with the phrase "Make your Mother Proud" lined the streets of participating residents.

The city is offering the service for free to anyone in the city limits for pickup every Friday.

Chief Administrative Officer Laura Lee Bernstein says residents are excited about the new green option. "The citizens here believe in giving back to the environment and that even long after we're gone, and we're still going to deal with the fact of trash and just looking out overall for the environment."

The city finance department is taking the requests for lime green recycling bins. They'll send the bins directly to your home. All the city asks is that participants rinse out containers, take caps off and leave out cardboard and paper.

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