KINGMAN - Saturday marks the National Recycling Coalition's 11th annual America Recycles Day, and the city of Kingman is celebrating the occasion by providing a sneak preview of its four new "Kingman EZ Recycling" trailers.
Working in conjunction with the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance, the city will give the public its first chance to see the trailers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, when each of the trailers will be onsite at two local grocery stores - Bashas' at 3360 Andy Devine Ave. and Safeway at 3970 Stockton Hill Road at the corner of Gordon Drive.
Following their debut, the recycling trailers will be moved to their permanent drop locations in Centennial Park, Cecil Davis Park and South Side Little League Park, where they will become available to the public 24 hours a day, every day, starting Nov. 22.
Throughout Saturday's event, both city and county residents are encouraged to bring any and all recyclable materials including plastics, glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard.
Receptacles will be on hand for electronic waste, including old computers, monitors, keyboards, scanners, cell phones and other derelict devices.
"We will also be recycling those at our three drop locations," said Kingman Sanitation Superintendent Ed Tapia.
"We will actually have electronic waste bins there as well.
"We figured with the trailers taking a majority of those commodities along with the electronics, that's a pretty good start."
Personnel from Bashas' and Safeway will be present to hand out fliers giving more general information about the city's recycling services.
The store employees will also be promoting the city's plastic bag recycling program, Bag Central Station, by offering free reusable shopping bags for any plastic bags brought in for recycling.
For more information on the Kingman EZ Recycling Program and the new trailers, call (928) 692-3102.