Alton residents, mark your calendar.  Saturday, October 4th has been designated as the day you can drop off bulk items for recycling at the old landfill on Alby Street.  The city is teaming up with Republic Services/Allied Waste to allow residents to dispose of large items at no charge.


You can bring most items that won’t fit in normal trash pick-up, but Alderwoman Carolyn MacAfee says there are some items that are not allowed.


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She says she would like to see two of these events each year, with one in the spring too.  Again, the bulk recycling day will be Saturday, October 4th, from 7am until 11am, at the old landfill on Alby Street across from the VFW.  For more information, call the Alton Public Works Department at 463-3530.


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