JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Randy Evans announced a few weeks ago that during the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Jackson has elected to discontinue curbside recycling until further notice.
Evans had explained on Tuesday, April 14, that this was done to add safety precautions for the citizens and Jackson employees.
“Recyclables are normally household items that individuals have been in direct contact with and go directly into the recycle containers with no protection for others who may come in direct contact with the items,” Evans explained.
He stated that he would be reaching out to the Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton Solid Waste Management District to obtain additional drop-off containers and a second location.
Evans has since announced that a second recycling drop-off location is now available.
“The city has established a second recycling location on Harding Avenue, both the new location and the previous location on Main Street by the City garage, will be serviced each Monday and Thursday,” Evans said.
On another note, Evans stated that all garbage should be in bags or boxed, to also limit possible exposure.