We started doing some "Fall house cleaning" at casa Fernandez, in order to prepare for the fall holidays and the family that's coming to visit. After spending two weekends cleaning, I'm left with a bunch of stuff I don't know what to do with, like an old recliner, a mattress, and box springs, a gas grill, old television, and lots more.

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So I did some research only to discover that the city of Abilene does not recycle anymore (or at this time). No paper, no cardboard and some kinds of metals too? So, where can we take the recliner, television set, gas grill, mattress, and box springs too?

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While the City of Abilene may not be recycling, they are still collecting at all the recycle locations we are used to taking things to. They will take tin, aluminum, all types of metal cans, plastics, cardboard, and paper goods as well.

The only things you cannot drop off at said recycle collection locations are those things I mentioned, like bedding, televisions, grills, recliners, paints, chemicals, batteries, appliances, you get the idea. The good news is that they can be taken directly to the cities Republic dump grounds located at 1984 FM-3034 north of Abilene.

When taking anything to the dump there is a cost involved. First off it's just under $38 dollars for a ton of trash. The bedding is not included in the $38 price. I was informed that because the box springs get all tangled up in the equipment that there is a separate charge of $32 dollars per mattress per visit.

By the way, you know all that cardboard, news papers and other waste products we are putting in those big green recycle dumpsters? They are being taken to the dump grounds. Nonetheless, for more information please call our friends at Republic landfill at 325-672-7613.

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