The i-RECYCLE program is beginning next week. The Public Works Department will be dropping off your blue bin when they pick up your trash. The bin will be used for items like plastic and cardboard.
It's all part of the city of Dothan's new recycling program
"This is something we have been working on for several years; we are definitely are looking forward to getting this thing going residents have been asking for commissioners have been working hard for," said Public Works Assistant Environmental Services Manager Ken Rice.
Four thousand households have already signed up for the program, but Rice is aiming for more
"Our goal is 7,500-8,000 households and for those who think they can not sign up you can we are never going to close this," said Rice.
The goal to have 100% participate is important to the Public Works Department. They say everything we do on a daily basis involves recycling.
"Recycling is a part of our everyday life a lot of people don't realize it but everything they do is either recycling reducing reusing i mean you don't go buy a new set of dishes every time, unless you use paper plates or something, you don't buy a new car everyday you are reusing and recycling is just another part of that," said Rice.
If residents don't recycle, the Dothan landfill will keep growing.
It isn't too late to sign up. You can either go online to Dothan.org or give them a call at 334-615-3820.
Pick up for recycle bins will begin June 17th.