Expanded hours of operation set for city of Abilene's Recycling Center

From the city of Abilene:

Beginning Tuesday (May 7), the city's Environmental Recycling Center (ERC) will expand its weekday hours of operation.

The new operating hours are:

*- Sunday: Closed

*- Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*- Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*- Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The new hours will allow citizens to take advantage of longer summer daylight hours," said ERC Manager, Bob Ervin. In addition to the longer hours, only #1 & #2 plastic will be accepted at the ERC and drop-off site locations. This change is a result of decisions by recycling manufacturers that are no longer purchasing #3 through #7 plastic or plastic bags.

Water bottles are an example of #1 plastic and milk jugs are an example of #2 plastic.

For more information about ERC programs and services, visit http://www.abilenetx.com/SolidWasteServices/recycle.htm or call the ERC at 325-672-2209. The ERC is located at 2209 Oak St.

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