City of West Monroe Recycling Center and The Recycling Partnership work together to increase recycling efforts in the community
WEST MONROE – The City of West Monroe and The Recycling Partnership have announced a formal relationship that will provide additional resources to the West Monroe Recycling Center.
The agreement provides the City of West Monroe with $84,500 in funds to enhance the operations of the West Monroe Recycling Center. Grant funds would be used to purchase equipment such as additional bins to hold recycling materials, a forklift, portable ramp, new signage and outreach materials.
“We are very appreciative of the support we have received from The Recycling Partnership,” said West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell, “We know the West Monroe Recycling Center regularly serves residents from multiple parishes. There has been a great demand for recycling services in our region, and we believe support from The Recycling Partnership will help the City of West Monroe increase those services.”
"The Recycling Partnership is excited to be working with West Monroe on this project,” said Mari Long, Community Program Manager at The Recycling Partnership. “Increasing residents’ capacity to recycle will keep even more valuable recyclables out of our environment and put them back into the circular economy providing much needed supply for producers.”
The West Monroe Recycling Center is located directly behind the West Monroe Police Department and is open three days a week to the public – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Recycling Center is a self-sort facility and is open to the public, no matter where people reside. Since first opening in fall 2018, over 1 million pounds of recyclable materials have been collected.
To learn more about the West Monroe Recycling Center, call or visit the Center’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WestMonroeRecycling