After speaking to our partners in our recycling efforts, we are unable to continue accepting plastics at the Galax Recycling Center beginning April 27.
Due to an overall reduction in the market for recycled plastics, our partners are unable to sell materials they are collecting, or are selling those materials at a loss based on handling and transportation costs.
We will post new signage at the Recycling Center as well as on the recycling trash cans downtown.
We will continue to accept cardboard and paper products (newspapers, magazines, and office type paper). We will also expand our ability to accept tin and aluminum in the recycling containers at the center.
Please remember to separate your products and break down your cardboard so we can collect more in the container.
We apologize for this inconvenience and hope the market will improve to where we can accept plastics in the future.