The city of Middleton’s recycling center opened Saturday, and will be collecting items to be recycled or reused according to a release.
The city started planning the recycling center around April of 2009 when the city undertook the first Clean and Green Middleton event at the high school parking lot, officials said. The event was organized by the city’s sustainability committee.
The new Middleton Recycling Center is a work in progress, and organizers hope to expand the recycling offerings from what is currently available to include additional items as they are requested by residents.
The center will be open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon year round at 4330 Parmenter Street.
Items that can be dropped off to be recycled or reused include batteries, CFL bulbs, household items, metals, durable medical goods, paper shredding, printer cartridges and textiles, according to the release.