Officials in Gadsden hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city’s new recycling facility. The City of Gadsden has been running a recycling program for its citizens for many years, but late last year decided to expand from drop-off trailers located near city hall to a full facility that is located on the corner of Meighan Blvd and Henry Street. The facility is set up to receive everything from cardboard and paper to plastic, glass and even electronics. Gadsden’s Environmental Services Superintendent, Howell Mathews says that the recycling program is helping to lengthen the lifespan of local landfills. In just the first quarter of this year, the center has processed 71,000 pounds of cardboard, 60,000 pounds of paper and 20,000 pounds of plastic. Mayor Sherman Guyton says that those numbers should grow as the city looks to expand its services to other communities. There are labeled drop-off bins located outside the recycling center, so you can drop-off your recycling items any time – day or night.