THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - It costs thousands of dollars to have a fully functioning recycling center in Thomasville.
Since the Thomas county prison ended its program to send inmates to help sort recyclables,
Nate Tyler with Solid Waste says there's a pressing need to find a facility to help with that process and dropping off materials to a vender.
He says this will allow Thomasville to keep its recyling center, without having to restrict what is accepted.
Tyler says he wants to include surrounding communities in this effort to identify a Material Recovery Facility where all the recycled materials can be dropped off.
He says this is only possible if the communities came together to fund this service.