Dothan looking to expand recycling program

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – The city of Dothan is looking to expand its recycling efforts.

After a year and half of the recycle pilot program Dothan city leaders are planning to grow the program.

With the help of a grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management; the city is starting on a five phase plan to create a fully sustainable recycling program.

In phase one they're creating three more recycling spots and purchasing more curbside bins for its residents.

"The ultimate goal if we get there would be to have two containers at each household one of them solid waste that goes to the landfill and the other would be recycling and that one should be the bigger one, that's the goal," says Ken Rice.

Around two thousand households in the city are recycling with more than half of those recycling every week.

"You know we throw away for too much of things that we can reuse," says Dothan City Manager Mike West.

City leaders say the five phase plan has no definite timeline but hope it's completed sooner than later.

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