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Are you recycling?

Did you know that the Town of Abingdon has two Blue Recycling Trailers ready for you to use?  They are located at the Police Department and Coomes Recreation Center.  You can recycle all paper, cardboard (please break down cardboard), #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum, metal/bimetal cans.

You can also sign up for curbside recycling.  Curbside recycling is available to town residents on the same day as roll-out trash cart service.  You can get a curbside recycling bin by calling the Town Shop.  276-628-2361.  Curbside recycling allows you to recycle all paper, no cardboard, #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum, metal & bimetal cans.



Earth Day 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars for 2017 Earth Day.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m.  The location is the same – Fields Penn House (corner of Cummings Street/Main Street).

There will be lots of informational booths, kid’s activities and much more!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event or would like to sign up to showcase your organization, please send an email to Tom McMullen (

America Recycles Day Success!

Sustain Abingdon held our 3rd annual America Recycles Day Event on Saturday, November 12.  The event was a huge success.  The weather was beautiful and many folks came out to recycle, shred or donate.

Here are the totals:dsc_0047

Shredding – 15,900 lbs
TV’s – 1918 lbs
Monitors – 990 lbs
Other E-waste – 7341 lbs

We served 189 vehicles
Collected 116 pairs of shoes
Collected $113 for Feeding America
Collected numerous items for the local animal shelter

Many, many thanks to everyone that participated and donated!

This year we gave away 3 great prizes for participating in the event.  The winners are below:

Recycling station – Edith Hiltebeitel
Load of compost – Teresa Spangler
Garden plot – Gus Janson