Cape residents can recycle plastic bags

Friday, December 9, 2005

The city of Cape Girardeau has added plastic bags to the items it will pick up at the curb for recycling.

Plastic shopping bags and plastic newspaper bags will be accepted, effective immediately, city officials said.

The plastic bags must be kept separate from other types of recyclable items. Only shopping bags and newspaper bags will be collected. The city doesn't recycle trash bags or other types of plastic bags, officials said.

Plastics shopping and newspaper bags also can be dropped off at the recycling facility at 2007 Southern Expressway.

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