Newnan Notes: Plastic grocery bags can be recycled

By GINA SNIDER
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
Keep Newnan Beautiful wants you to know that your plastic bags are recyclable.
Plastic bags and product wraps are fully recyclable, but require a different type of recycling than plastic bottles and containers. In Newnan our plastic bottles and containers are collected curbside, while your clean, dry plastic bags and wraps can be returned to be recycled in the bins in front of or near the checkout lanes at participating retailers; Publix, Kroger, Target, Lowe’s and Wal-Mart.
Recycling plastic bags and wraps is important because they are made from valuable material that can be made into dozens of useful new products like low-maintenance fencing and decking, building and construction products and of course, new bags. Bags accepted include dry-cleaning bags, bread bags and wraps from products such as paper towels, bathroom tissue, napkins, diapers and newspaper bags. So remember – the next time you head to the grocery store or retailer, take back your bags!
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The Carnegie schedule of events is the following:
• Monday, May 21,10:30 a.m. Interactive Story Time – language enrichment for children ages 3 and under. Led by speech pathologist, Tonya Riley.
• Tuesday, May 22, 2:30 p.m. The Joy of Knitting – A Tutorial –Bring in your knitting project and instructor Joy Gugert will guide you through trouble spots.
• Wednesday, May 23, 2:30 p.m. “The Invasion of Japan: The Last Sacrifice?” In commemoration of Memorial Day, Dr. Walter Todd, professor of history at the University of West Georgia, provides a lecture on the WWII operation: “Operation Downfall.”
• Wednesday, May 23, 7-9 p.m. “The Carnegie – After Hours.” The Carnegie is open special hours and will feature a live broadcast with the radio station, 92.5 the Bear. All first floor services including computers and honor book system will be available.
• Thursday, May 24, 2:30 p.m. Fictionwriters: The Path to Publication – work on your craft and hone your skills. Facilitated by author, editor, and publisher Swanee Ballman. The last of this series.
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There was one new occupational tax certificate issued by the city. The business name is Mercy Home Care Services, Inc. For more information on tax occupational certificates or city taxes please contact the Finance Department at 770-253-2682.
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The Engineering Department would like to remind everyone that it is important to bag your leaves and grass clippings and not pile them on the road, sidewalks or in/ near the storm drains. By bagging your leaves and grass clippings you can help prevent clogging our storm drains, prevent flooding, prevent harming the aquatic and biological life and keep our streets and sidewalks clean.
For more information, go to www.cleanwatercampaign.org . To report any illegal dumping, please call the city of Newnan Environmental Hotline at 770-253-1823.
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For the latest news and information on the city please visit www.ci.newnan.ga.us. You can also visit the city’s Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter.


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