Recycling a no-brainer for our area

Published 12:07 am Sunday, July 21, 2013

The City of Natchez is set to launch a new citywide recycling program in less than two weeks.

Recycling seems like a shoo-in for Natchez, doesn’t it?

Our area has been recycling other things for generations.

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We recycle historic houses and antique furniture.

We also recycle folklore and stories from our past.

Heck, we’ve even recycled mayors — both the Natchez and Ferriday mayors have held the office previously, left for a while then were elected again.

Recycling is something that pretty much all of us can — and should — strive to accomplish. The new curbside recycling program is going to make it easier than ever before to recycle.

It doesn’t require sorting beyond simply putting recyclable items aside in a special recycling bin and dragging the bin to the street once a week.

Recycling makes sense and, if the majority of city residents recycle, even if just a little, the program will work well and wind up saving the city some money in the long haul.

Of course, the greater benefit of recycling is to know you’re doing your part to help avoid filling up our landfills unnecessarily.