Guide to Community Recycling
Interested in starting a community recycling
Download the Community Recycling Guide to
learn more about how you can involve your
community in paper recycling.
2013 Community Recycling Award Winner: City of Guntersville, Alabama
Location – Guntersville, AL
Amount of paper and paper-based packaging
recovered in 2012 – 865 tons
Population – 8,500
Amount collected per resident – 203 pounds
The City of Guntersville Recycling Program began in
1994 as an initiative to control the growth of its
municipal landfill, reduce solid waste expenditures
and preserve its natural beauty. Continual improvements have helped achieve the current program, which provides curbside collection to residents and 275 commercial participants. Additional drop-off receptacles are located throughout the community at the recycling center, City Hall, city parks and numerous churches. Thanks to their success within city limits, Guntersville has now extended recycling opportunities by collaborating with the Marshall County Commission to establish drop-off centers at each county shop.
Click here to read the full winning case study.