ROGERS,AR— Throughout the month of April, the City of Rogers is focusing on recycling education and proper waste management in the City. With a new video series, free paper shredding day, T-Shirt give aways, and volunteer opportunities, city staff is hoping to cut down on contamination in the curbside recycling program and increase awareness.
‘Recycling has vastly changed over the past several years, and many people aren’t sure what is acceptable to be recycled and on average, the City’s contaminated recycling is at 25%. This month we hope to bring that number down by educating folks on why it’s important to follow the rules when recycling, and why recycling the wrong way can do more harm than good,’ said Ben Cline, public relations manager for the City.
Citizens can learn new facts about recycling and wastewater treatment in the city through the ‘Green Minute’ video series, and get chances to win T-Shirts on Social media.
On April 24th, the City will offer a free paper shredding event for citizens. Residents, with proof of residency may bring up to three banker-sized boxes of office waste to be disposed. No plastic or CD’s will be accepted. The shred day event will take place at City Hall, 301 W. Chestnut Street in Downtown Rogers.
Volunteers can get involved during Lake Atalanta Appreciation Day on April 20th, from 9-11 AM. This event is sponsored by the Ozarks Water Watch, NWA Stormwater Education, the Beaver Watershed Alliance, Hobbs State Park, and the Downtown Rogers Rotary Club. Volunteers can show their appreciation by collecting trash and debris at Lake Atalanta Park, and participate in educational workshops. Lunch is provided to registered participants.
Citizens can learn more about recycling, by going to Rogersar.gov/RecyclingEducation