The EMA arranged to recycle the old radios. Metro Services of Anniston agreed to pay $5 per radio and to provide another $500 per site for organizations that collected them.
The EMA had bins placed at six sites around the county, three at high schools and three at volunteer fire departments. On Wednesday, they held a ceremony to distribute the money. The six sites collected 654 of the old radios, and Metro Services distributed $6,270.