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Scott Area Recycling Center Grand Reopening

July 25, 2016

It’s GO time! Waste Commission of Scott County will celebrate the launch of its new recycling program, GO All In, on Thursday, July 28. The Grand Reopening from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature a ribbon cutting with the Quad Cities Chamber at 2 p.m. at the newly renovated Scott Area Recycling Center, 5640 Carey Ave., Davenport. The media is invited to attend. A community open house will follow from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and tours of the facility will be provided.

“We are thrilled to open our doors and showcase the new facility and recycling program with our partners,” said Kathy Morris, Director of the Commission.

The Commission owns and operates the Scott Area Recycling Center, which has been closed since October 2015 for construction to allow for recycling program changes. The nearly $11 million project includes $4.6 million for facility updates, $3.1 million for recycling processing equipment, and $2.7 million for new recycling carts for Davenport and Bettendorf residents.

Carts were purchased from Rehrig Pacific Company with a zero-interest loan from Closed Loop Fund, a social impact fund. The facility design team included Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, FEH Design, and KJWW Engineering Consultants. The Facility construction team consisted of Tricon Construction Group and CP Group.

The GO All In recycling program starts Aug. 1. Residents now can place all their recyclables in their new carts, which were delivered in June and July. Sorting of recyclables is no longer required, but recycling and garbage are still separate. The new recycling carts will be collected on a resident’s first recycling day falling on or after Aug. 1.

The new recycling program includes more materials: more plastics, gable-top cartons (such as those for milk and juice), and canisters that hold foods such as chips and nuts (e.g. Pringles cans). All containers should be empty and rinsed, and boxes should be flattened. Garbage, yard waste and plastic bags do not go into the new recycling carts. Davenport and Bettendorf residents should look at the graphic on the lids of their carts or visit goallinqc.org to find out what’s recyclable.

The Commission is an inter-governmental agency whose mission is to provide environmentally sound and economically feasible solid waste management. For more information about the Commission, please call (563) 381-1300 or visit www.wastecom.com. For more information about recycling, residents may call (563) 388-1450 or visit goallinqc.org.

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