Morgan county officials discuss new testing site; recycling program resumes June 16

Monday's Decatur COVID-19 update

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Decatur and Morgan county leaders held a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Guests included Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling, Morgan County Commission Chairman Ray Long and Alabama Department of Public Health Administrator for the Northern District Judy Smith.

New Testing Site

The City of Decatur and Kroger have partnered up to offer a new site for free COVID-19 testing.

Appointments are required. you can set up yours at the Kroger health web portal here.

Recycling Update

Effective June 16, the City of Decatur will resume its municipal recycling program.

The standing recycling schedule has not changed. Recycling collection in the City of Decatur will start with the labeled “red routes” this week. Residents can see the recycling calendar and map on the City’s website.

Collection Guidelines

Please place your recycling carts on the street. Please remember, recycling carts should not be placed in alleyways.

Due to the delay in collection, we understand that many residents will have more recyclables than the cart will hold. Please be patient with collection crews. If at all possible, do not bag recyclables -- this will make it easier for our facility to sort.

If you do not set out your recycling cart on your regular collection day, there will not be a make-up day. Collection crews will return to your address in two weeks.

What to Recycle

  • paper
  • newspaper
  • magazines
  • junk mail
  • cardboard
  • #1 plastics
  • #2 plastics
  • tin or aluminum cans.

Please note: #1 plastics are used for water bottles and peanut butter jars. #2 plastics include milk jugs and detergent bottles.

What Not to Recycle

  • Plastic bags
  • glass
  • styrofoam
  • hoses
  • holiday lights
  • metal (other than cans)
  • plastic toys
  • mops
  • brooms

Please remember that no household garbage should be placed in your recycling can.

In observance of the July 4, 2020 holiday, routes scheduled for pick-up on Friday, July 3 will be collected on Monday, July 6.

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