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Forest Park starts recycling, receives first check

Forest Park received the first monthly check for its new recycling program — just over $700 for the first two pick-ups in June.

“We’re really pleased with the response of the residents of Forest Park,” said Edie Yongue, executive director of Keep Forest Park Beautiful, which helped secure grants to publicize the program.

About 4,800 recycling bins were distributed throughout Forest Park, with roughly 21.9 tons of usable recyclables picked up on June 8 and June 11.

“We thought there were going to be a lot of contaminated containers,” said Lesa Hemphill, administrative assistant for Forest Park’s Department of Public Works. “It wasn’t that bad, the ones that were picked up.”

SP Recycling of Forest Park handles recycling for the city.

Comments

OscarKnight 2 years, 2 months ago

....Recycling in Forest Park in an Ordnance, and the residents can be fine for not having their waste containers stored next to their houses. The residents are the ones that is doing the separation and the washing out of the recyclable goods.

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