ABOUT THE RECYCLING CENTER
In 1988, the
citizens of Rome and Floyd County passed a SPLOST (Special Purpose Local
Option Sales Tax) that included a mandate to build a Recycling Center.
Prior to that date, the only recycling offered in Rome and Floyd County
was a site located next to the fire station at Riverside Drive and West
1st Street that was maintained by volunteers from the Rome/Floyd County
Clean Community Commission. This site was well used by a small percentage
of citizens, and was successful in educating the public about the
importance of recycling. Due to the size of the site and a limited budget,
only a few items were able to be collected and people wanted to increase
their recycling efforts. The Rome/Floyd Recycling Center opened its doors
in September 1992 and has been growing by leaps and bounds every year
The Recycling Center is a joint City/County agency that is managed on a day to day basis by Floyd County Public Works. The City of Rome and Floyd County use the Recycling Center as a place to bring their collected recycling materials generated at curbside in the City and at the Remote Collection Sites in Floyd County. The Rome/Floyd County Solid Waste Commission approves the budget and major operational decisions at the Center.
Educating the public about the importance and relevance of recycling is
one of the primary functions of the Rome/Floyd County Recycling Center.
This web site is designed to not only give you information about our
Recycling program, but also give you insight into the full spectrum of our
Solid Waste programs and challenges. You will find "links" to
numerous other web sites that deal with Recycling and other Solid Waste
issues throughout this site and hopefully you will enjoy exploring them.
Rome - Floyd Recycling Center