City’s Recycling Center to expand hours of operation

City’s Recycling Center to expand hours of operation

By Bob Ervin - Recycling Manager for Environmental Recycling Center

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas – Beginning May 7, the City’s Environmental Recycling Center will expand its weekday hours of operation. The new operating hours are: Sunday- ClosedMonday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The new hours will allow citizens to take advantage of longer summer daylight hours,” said ERC Manager, Bob Ervin. In addition to the longer hours, only #1& #2 plastic will be accepted at the ERC and drop-off site locations. This change is a result of decisions by recycling manufacturers that are no longer purchasing #3 through #7 plastic or plastic bags. {{more}} Water bottles are an example of #1 plastic and milk jugs are an example of #2 plastic. For more information about ERC programs and services, visit http://www.abilenetx.com/SolidWasteServices/recycle.htm or call the ERC at 325-672-2209. The ERC is located at 2209 Oak St.