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!

Monday, April 1
    We’re going to start off the 30 days of recycling with a tip that seems like a no-brainer. Say "Yes" to recycling glass. Say "No" to recycling glass full of cigarette butts. All containers — glass and plastic — must be rinsed and empty. Otherwise, it won’t be collected by the recycling crew. And, dirty containers will contaminate the rest of the recycling and make it ineligible to recycle once it reaches the recycling plant. Code word — "No butts." Remember to download your recycling contest form at, or pick one up at Decatur City Hall.