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6/21/2018 - Public Invited to Salina Drive-thru Recycling Center's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Grand Opening

City of Salina staff is pleased to announce the new Salina Drive-thru Recycling Center (SDRC) will open, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 8 a.m. with a public ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the City Manager and City Commissioners. The SDRC will open for business to the public immediately following the ceremony.

The SDRC is located at 125 W. North Street (on the corner of Santa Fe Avenue and North Street). Normal business hours will be Wednesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The SDRC is open to all Salina and Saline County residents.

SDRC Instructions:

  1. Passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks, trailers, and vans only.

  2. Drive-thru only. Walk-in service not available.

  3. Please stop/wait when a red light is present, and only enter the recycling center when the light is green.

  4. Remain in your vehicle throughout your visit.

  5. Approach the designated drop-off point slowly, place vehicle in park, shut-off engine, and open your trunk.

  6. No Styrofoam, packaging "peanuts", cigarettes, flammable materials, hazardous or toxic wastes, plastic bags, or liquids of any kind.

  7. All recyclables must be clean and dry.

  8. All bags and containers will be checked and unacceptable items returned.

  9. Once your box, bin and unaccepted materials have been returned, please exit the building carefully.

Acceptable Items:

  • Aluminum and steal (tin) beverage and food cans

  • Cardboard and pasteboard (flatten for better us of space)

  • Glass containers (all colors of food and beverage jars and bottles)

  • Magazines/catalogs, junk mail, office paper, books

  • Newspapers (including inserts)

  • Plastic beverage, food and soap containers (plastics 1-7)

Unacceptable Items:

  • Batteries

  • Cigarettes

  • Fluids or aerosols of any kind

  • Hazardous chemical containers (motor oil, pesticides, etc.)

  • Other glass (windshields or glass panes)

  • Other plastics not listed above

  • Paint cans

  • Plastic bags

  • Shredded paper

  • Styrofoam and packaging "peanuts"

For more information, call (785) 309-5750 or visit

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