Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX


June 14, 2011

Cleburne Recycling Center already gaining popularity

Word of the new Cleburne Recycling Center is spreading, city officials said, although the center’s official opening and ribbon cutting is not scheduled until 10 a.m. June 29.

The center — located at the Cleburne Transfer Station, at 2625 Pipeline Road —  opened with an unofficial, soft opening a few weeks ago. Operation hours run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“We have had quite a few people coming out,” Cleburne Assistant City Manager David Esquivel said. “We thought it would take some time to get up and running, but we have been pleasantly surprised by the interest and level of use so far.”

The center will save the city money, Esquivel said, because less trash will go to the landfill. The more residents recycle, he said, the larger the savings to the city.

“We hope people will start getting into the habit of separating what they put out,” Esquivel said. “This is the first step for a much larger program. For example, we could have a curb side program, which will lead to even greater trash-disposal savings.

City leaders first plan to gauge how many residents participate in the program before considering expansion to curb side service, Esquivel said.

Items accepted for recycling include:

• Any type 1 or 2 plastic bottles, jugs or other plastic packaging such as containers for soda, milk, detergent and foodstuffs. Look for the chasing arrows on the package with the number one or two inside. Residents are asked to remove all foodstuffs and rinse the containers first, and to remove caps or lids that don’t have the recycle emblem.

• Any tin, aluminum or steel cans and lids.

• Paper items such as newspaper, junk mail, magazines, coupons, envelopes, brown paper grocery bags and phone books.

• Corrugated cardboard and all press board cereal type boxes. Boxes should be flattened before placing them in the bin. No contaminated food boxes, such as pizza boxes, permitted.

• Clear and colored glass. Glass containers should be rinsed and lids removed.

Items not accepted for recycling include:

• Plastic bags.

• Toys.

• Dishes and bowls.

• Buckets.

• Styrofoam.

• Window glass, auto glass, china, ceramics, drinking glasses, light bulbs and mirrors.

• Aluminum foil.

• Plastic containers that held oil, antifreeze and pesticides.

• Plastic containers that are not marked by a 1 or 2.

• Medical waste, syringes, needles and lancets.

For information on Cleburne’s recycling program, call 817-645-0961 or visit

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