City of Pelham releases updated recycling options

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PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE DEC. 20: The City of Pelham Tuesday released updated recycling options:

Weekly recycling through January 31st: Trash Taxi is providing onsite recycle containers at 656 Stuart Lane, Pelham through January 31, 2017. residents may bring their recycling between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday. Trash Taxi will be closed on December 23, 26, 30 and January 2 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Please check in with office prior to delivering recyclables. Holiday recycling: Advanced Disposal is providing a covered roll-off dumpster in front of Fire Station 1 beginning December 23 through January 3rd for your holiday recycling needs. The container is for boxed and recyclable materials only and will be serviced by Advanced Disposal as needed. The dumpster is manned and no other materials or dumping will be permitted. Christmas Tree recycling is available at Pelham City Park.

The company responsible for picking up recyclables in Pelham has ended their contract with the city. We spoke to Pelham’s city councilman Rick Hayes about the impact this will have on residents.

He says the company Trash Taxi has been working without a contract since November. Since Trash Taxi would not continue their services without a contract, the city of Pelham had to find another provider.

“What this this means for residents today is that they can still put out both containers, still both will be picked up. It’s not an issue as far as the trash and recycling being taken away,” Hayes explained. “The issue is that nothing is being taken to the recycling center in downtown or in Birmingham at the moment.”

The city has hired a new garbage service to take Trash Taxi’s place. The company is called Advanced Disposal and they will start in February.

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