by Andrea Brassfield

The City of Memphis’s Recycling Center has made the move to its new location.  Thanks to grant funding from the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste Management District, the City was able to construct the new 20×28 post frame building and an 18×53 lean-to, located at the intersections of Hamilton, Monroe and Strong streets on the southwest edge of Memphis.

Sorting will remain the same and everyone is asked to be very specific when separating recycling products and place them in the proper containers.  Following is a list of individual recycling products:

Aluminum Cans

Tin Cans

Plastic – bottles

Office/Computer Papers

Newspapers Only

Magazines – including slick paper and books. (hard covers need to be torn off)

Plastic Bags (shopping bags)

Dog and Cat Food Sacks, Feed Sacks with Plastic Liners, Envelopes with Plastic Liners, Bubble-Wrap, Stretch Wrap, Styrofoam, Gas and Oil Bottles.

Shredded Paper

A cardboard trailer will also be at the recycling building.

Glass of any kind will not be accepted (including light bulbs, etc.)

Batteries are also not accepted.

For further questions or additional information, contact Carl Kapfer (660-216-8972) or City Hall (660-465-7285).