Roxburians can recycle #5 plastics
Published 6:17 pm, Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Roxbury residents may now recycle #5 plastics through a new initiative, the "Gimme 5" program.
Roxbury's Energy Task Force has implemented the program at the town transfer station as a way to increase recycling efficiency.
The project is established through Preserve, a company that creates products out of post-consumer #5 plastics.
Although Roxbury currently accepts #1 and #2 plastics in its co-mingle recycling system, #5 plastics -- those free from food and waste residue -- will be collected separately to avoid contamination.
Residents are encouraged to separate their #5 containers from other recyclables and drop them in the blue recycling receptacle designated for these plastics.
The #5 program is also a community service opportunity for residents and local high school students.
Residents or individuals interested in volunteering or who would like more information on "Gimme 5," contact Alexandra Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.