Foley residents will welcome the return of curbside recycling when the service resumes May 4 after being temporarily suspended since late March because of COVID-19. Recycling is one of several gradual reopening announced by Foley Mayor John Koniar on May 1, to coincide with the state’s new “Safer at Home” order.

Recycling pickup (blue bins) will resume in each city neighborhood on the same schedule as prior to the shutdown. Regular garbage pickup (green bins), as well as yard debris and bulk item pickup, were not interrupted as these services are automated and do not pose as great a transmission risk.

Items that can be recycled are cardboard broken down to 2’x2’, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, tin cans (rinsed), aluminum cans, milk jugs, any plastic bottles or containers. Please no plastic bags, boxes that have come in contact with food, glass or Styrofoam.

 To assure pickup, the city requests that all garbage/recycling be placed curbside before 6:00 a.m. on the day of pickup, as pickup times will vary.