Curbside recycling began in Inman on Nov. 16. McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility provided a blue recycle cart to each city trash customer in Inman.
Curbside recycling allows customers to loosely co-mingle their recyclables in the blue cart without sorting or bagging. The following items are acceptable: newspaper (solid or shredded), magazines, office paper, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard or chipboard (such as cereal or cake boxes), paper bags, phone books, plastics No. 1-7 (example: milk jugs, plastic tubs, beverage or detergent bottles), glass bottles of all colors, jars and aluminum, steel or tin cans. Labels are OK, but caps and rings should be removed from bottles. Tin lids should be placed inside smashed containers.
Cardboard that won’t fit into a resident’s blue cart can be placed in the large white roll-off container at the old recycle center at Elm and West Morgan. There also are three green recyclable containers at that location for out-of-town residents who wish to recycle. Officials urged residents to not recycle styrofoam, trash, automotive product bottles, cardboard milk containers, construction or gift wrap paper, drink boxes or pouches, hanging folders, PVC, paper plates, cups or towels, Kleenex or tissue paper, scrap metal or window glass or mirrors.
Recycle carts are picked up every other Friday. It is important to place trash and recycle carts at the curb before 6 a.m. on the pick-up day in order to avoid service being missed. Carts should be at least three feet apart to allow the automated truck room to pick them up. Residents are not required to recycle, but it helps protect our environment and avoid landfill costs.
If you have questions regarding curbside recycling, contact the city of Inman at 585-2122.