CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Alderson Recycling Center has expanded, thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.
The town of Alderson has purchased an additional three-compartment refuse bin that accepts steel and aluminum cans in one compartment, #2 plastics such as milk jugs in the second, and newspapers and magazines in the third.
The other three-compartment bin only accepts #1 plastics, such as empty water bottles and pop bottles, in all three compartments.
There is also a new trailer that accepts flattened cardboard. Bags and trash are never accepted in the bins. All items must be clean and properly sorted for the system to be a success. There are new signs at the recycling center to help remind patrons what can go where.
The Alderson Recycling Center is located outside the old Ashland station along W.Va. 12 in Alderson, and is run by volunteers. All questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.