The City of Alton has reached a recycling goal set by Allied Waste a month earlier than expected. Allied Waste/Republic Services made the announcement of the city’s achievement last Friday. From April through August, the city recycled more than 656 tons of waste, an 89-percent increase from the same time period last year.

Allied Waste Municipal Account Manager Susan Piazza says the city really kicked it into gear during the month of August.

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Piazza also says she has several long term goals for the city when it comes to recycling including increasing the city’s diversion rate to 50-percent.

As a result of the accomplishment, the city will receive a check worth $2,500. The formal presentation of that check will take place on Wednesday at City Hall.

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