Decatur Recycling Doesn’t Accept Plastic Bags or Disposable CupsDecatur Metro | July 24, 2013 | 9:26 am
From LAST month’s Decatur Focus. (That’s how many times I’ve forgotten to post this.)
Decatur’s recycling partner is a single-stream provider, so there’s no need to separate your recyclables. However, they have provided some clarification about a handful of items that cannot be accepted. Dry cleaning bags, newspaper wraps, Styrofoam and disposable cups (like Solo cups or those from Starbucks) cannot be recycled, and have to be treated as trash. Plastic grocery bags are also unacceptable, but you can recycle those at Publix or Kroger: both have recycling receptacles near their entrances.
And remember you can’t recycle juice or milk cartons either, which has been known to compel organic/nature-loving Decaturites to spend entire weekends searching for organic milk options in plastic containers.