Precinct 4 was the first Precinct in Henderson County to offer Recycling through Republic Services called “Single Stream”. This process was beneficial to the public, as it is not necessary to sort the Recyclable materials by type. Paper Products (Newspapers, Magazines & Cardboard), Cans (Metal & Aluminum), and Plastics (PETE #1 & HDPE #2) which can all be placed in the same container. This was introduced in July of 2011 and is now also available in Precinct’s 1 & 2.
This spring (2013) we introduced a new service to allow for the Recycling of used motor oil, antifreeze & used oil filter.
Since we started the Recycling program many folks have ask why we couldn’t take glass, since it was also a Recyclable commodity. Well the reason was that Republic Services’ “Single Stream“ system is not set- up to filter out glass during the “Single Stream” sorting process. After a lot of research, I found a company that will take glass for Recycling. On April 20, 2013, Precinct 4 expanded its Recycling Program and started taking Glass bottles and jars of all colors.
The Precinct 4 Recycling program is offered at NO Charge.