Earth Angel Update

Aluminum recycling fun facts:

  • An aluminum beverage can, once recycled, can be part of a new aluminum beverage can within six weeks
  • More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product
  • An aluminum beverage that is thrown away could still be an aluminum beverage can in 500 years
  • 350,000 aluminum beverage cans are produced every minute
  • There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum beverage cans can be recycled
  • At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold
  • Recycling one aluminum beverage container saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.

 

For more information or to participate in the Earth Angel program, call the Solid Waste Department at 501-321-6911. 

 

Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:

 

197 pounds - Aluminum cans

1,892 pounds - Newspaper

461 pounds - Corrugated cardboard

9,120 pounds -Yard waste and CAPS

639 pounds - Plastic grades #1 and #2

78,400 pounds - Commercial cardboard

 

Last week, a total of 45.35 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill!

 

Collection Schedule

 

03/05/21 – Whittington / Quapaw - Prospect

03/08/21 – Jaycee Park / Oaklawn - Henderson

03/09/21 – Richard / Airport - Family Park

03/10/21 – Grove / Files Road - Higdon Ferry

03/11/21 – McCauley – Greenwood

03/12/21 – Hobson – Plain