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Changes in city recycling program

The following information was released by the City of Atmore.

The City of Atmore is carefully considering the future of the Atmore Recycling Program. We were told by Waste Pro that monthly fees will quadruple April 1, 2017. After carefully considering our options, the following procedure will go into effect on Friday, March 10, 2017. The Atmore Recycling Center will remain open.

Open Monday – Friday 7:00 am until 4:00 pm

Please be aware that the change is being done on a trial basis.

According to Mayor Jim Staff, “Closing our recycling center will be a last resort because of the dedicated citizens who are committed to doing their part to be good stewards of the environment. Some folks, however, simply will not follow the rules.”  We continue to see these prohibited items:

  • Cardboard boxes that are not broken down. Businesses and retail establishments are frankly the worst offenders.
  • Household garbage which contaminates the entire container.
  • Televisions, computer monitors, and other electronic devices.

Our recycling is now being taken to the Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s new recycling facility at the Perdido Landfill in Escambia County, Florida.

Yes! Please Recycle These Items:

Newspaper & Inserts

Magazines & Catalogs

Junk Mail & Envelopes


Phone Books

Office and School Papers (colored paper)

Brown Paper Bags (grocery)

Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.)

Pizza Boxes

Plastic Produce Clamshells

Plastics No. 1 through 7

Plastic Milk Jugs, Bottles & Containers

Egg Cartons, cardboard only

No! Do Not Recycle These Items:

No Empty Plastic Bags

* No Plastic Bags

No Ice Cream Cartons

No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons

No Aerosol Cans

No Juice Boxes / Bags

No Food Waste

No Garbage or Yard Waste

No Garden Hoses

No Window Blinds

No Bubble Wrap

No Tarps

No Bedding or linens

No Construction Materials

No Clothes

No Diapers

No Carpeting or Rugs

*No Plastic Bags – Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect plastic bags for recycling.


Your cooperation in adhering to these rules will allow us to keep the Atmore Recycling Center open.