City of Decatur’s ‘30 Days of Recycling’

Staff Writer

    Earth Day is celebrated April 22, and Decatur is going to go big and celebrate the entire month of April with 30 days of recycling. The city's recycling program is going well. However, there are a few things all of us can work on to become expert recyclers. Each day’s tip — both on the city's Facebook page and in the Decatur Daily Democrat — will have a code word. Download the 30 days of recycling green sheet from or pickup at city hall, write each day’s code word on the form, and forms with all 30 correct code words will be entered to win fabulous prizes. Happy recycling!

Tuesday, April 16
    Day 16 of the 30 days of recycling — Ok, Decatur. We don’t want to keep showing you photos like this. As long as people continue to break the rules, we’re going to continue to call them out. This photo is from the No. 1 plastic recycling bin at the Elm Street drop off site. Yes, this is a bathtub and the remnants of a bathroom, toilet seat included. We’re pretty sure that whoever dropped this off knew it wasn’t recycling, and decided to use Elm Street as their trash can. This is not cool. If you spot activity like this at Elm Street, please let us know a description of a vehicle, time of day, etc. These folks are ruining it for everyone. Code word — “No bathtubs.”