Curbside recycling has been suspended in Decatur, Mayor Tab Bowling said Monday, but curbside garbage pickup will continue on its usual schedule.

Bowling also asked that as a temporary measure grass clippings be placed in waste bins, rather than at curbside, and that brush and large debris not be placed at the curb for collection.

Bowling said curbside recycling has been suspended because the city no longer has access to work-release inmates for labor. The state Department of Corrections issued new rules due to the spread of COVID-19 limiting the use of such inmates.

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Brindley Goodger

Is there any update as to when recycling pickup will resume? We are now into June and our recycling is getting a bit out of control. My house is starting to resemble one from the show “Hoarders”.

John Green

It's been 44 days. Any updates on when recycling will resume? There was no news on Decatur City's website.

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