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The Earth Angel Recycling Program is the city's curbside recycling service. It is provided free of charge as part of the services provided by the city's Solid Waste Department. "Recycling is the best way to protect the environment from overburdened landfills while reducing costs. By taking part in the Earth Angel Recycling Program, you have the opportunity to help ensure a healthy future for our community," a news release said.

The Earth Angel truck collects aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard, newsprint and plastic, grades No. 1 and No. 2, at the curb.

The city will furnish the container and a calendar of scheduled collection days. The container should be placed curbside prior to 6 a.m. on the collection day. To participate in the Earth Angel Recycling Program, call 321-6911.

Last week the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:

• 152 pounds -- Aluminum cans.

• 70,840 pounds -- Commercial cardboard.

• 990 pounds -- Corrugated cardboard.

• 2,364 pounds -- Newspaper.

• 590 pounds -- Plastic No. 1 and No. 2.

• 62,260 pounds -- Yard waste and C.A.P.S.

Last week, a total of 68.60 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill.

Collection schedule

• Today -- Whittington/Quapaw-Prospect.

• Monday -- Jaycee Park/Oaklawn-Henderson.

• Tuesday -- Richard/Airport-Family Park.

• Wednesday -- Grove/Files Road-Higdon Ferry.

• Thursday -- McCauley-Greenwood.

• Friday -- Hobson-Plain.

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