Our view: Fire shouldn't keep Gwinnett from recycling

The Recycling Bank of Gwinnett may be gone, destroyed by fire a little more than a week ago, but Gwinnett citizens can, and should, continue to actively recycle. They will just have to do so at alternative places from the former site on Satellite Boulevard.

We join Connie Wiggins, executive director of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, in encouraging both citizens and businesses to continue their recycling despite the loss of the center. Wiggins' organization makes it easy to do so, providing alternate recycling locations on its Web site, www.gwinnettcb.org.

Once logged on to the site, click "recycling" and you will be directed to the many locations available throughout the county. The most common plastic and bottled goods can be taken to SP Recycling in Lawrenceville, American Paper Recyling in both Lawrenceville, and Tucker and the Snellville Recycling Center.

Service for customers with curbside service will not be interrupted, and the directions provided on the Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Web site help to ensure that other recycling can continue as well.

Officials are hard at work trying to get the recycling center back up and running. A temporary site for haulers is already in place. In the interim, we encourage citizens to continue to do their part in keeping Gwinnett clean and beautiful.

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