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Earth Angel

June 11, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

The Earth Angel Recycling Program is the city's free, biweekly curbside recycling service.

Through this service, households can help reduce the 2.5 million plastic bottles thrown away every hour.

"There is enough plastic thrown away to cover the earth four times, and some plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. By reducing our plastic footprint, we can save 1,000-2,000 gallons of gasoline for every one ton of plastic saved, and can save twice as much energy as it takes to burn plastic in an incinerator. Only 23% of disposable water bottles are currently being recycled. By expanding our recycling efforts to help cut back on plastic use, we can save 88% of energy being used to make plastic items from raw materials," according to the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department.

For more information about the Earth Angel Recycling Program, call the department at 501-321-6911 or sign up online at http://www.cityhs.net/recycle-registration.

Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:

155 pounds -- Aluminum cans.

63,500 pounds -- Commercial cardboard.

669 pounds -- Corrugated cardboard.

1,471 pounds -- Newspaper.

625 pounds -- Plastic, grades No. 1 and No. 2.

67,000 pounds -- Yard waste and C.A.P.S.

Last week, a total of 66.71 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-Higdon Ferry.

Thursday -- McCauley-Greenwood.

Friday, June 18 -- Hobson-Plain.

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