City Supply gives residents a free place to drop-off their used plastics and cardboard and then sells the recycled material to local businesses at a discounted rate.
City Supply collects recyclable plastics and shreds them.
The business started a few months ago after the City of Perry stopped its recycling cardboard program.
Spokesperson for City Supply, Charles Helm, says there was a public demand for the service. "Everybody that's found out that we're recycling cardboard and plastics they're really happy to know that we are recycling it. It gives them a point to bring it to and they know it's getting properly used and recycled properly."
The free drop-off location turned into a business. "We contact businesses that use recycled plastics so that they can use it in their manufacturing process to produce new building materials," says Helm.
Helm says the recycled material is cheaper for businesses, because it's local and doesn't have to be imported. "They don't have to pay any kind of shipping charges," says Helm.
Construction companies use the shredded plastics to make roofs, widows, and other building products.
According to Helm, the service not only helps the environment, but also helps local economies.
"There's a lot out there that needs to be brought in and recycled instead of just being thrown into the landfill or thrown roadside," says Helm.
City Supply is located at 623 General Courtney Hodges Boulevard. It is open Monday through Friday 7:30am-5:30pm and Saturdays from 8am-2pm. City Supply also has an after hours drop-off on site.