Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cookeville Planning New Recycling Collection Site

Cookeville city officials are planning to open a new recycling drop-off site in the northern part of town to encourage local residents to recycle. The city council on Thursday night will consider the purchase of three glass recycling bins from what's called a sole source provider. Officials say that means only a single company makes the item that meets their specifications. The new recycling site will be located on 15th Street. The city already has recycling bins on West Jackson Street, South Jefferson Avenue, in Tech Village and at the corner of Spring Street and Locust Avenue, by the Justice Center. But officials say they are asked on a fairly regular basis to expand the locations available to people who want to recycle. The Putnam County waste collection sites accept cardboard, plastics, paper and aluminum -- but not glass.