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Opinion Letters Businesses commended for recycling efforts

Clubs and churches have been rewarded a “Proud to Recycle Here” sticker for their superior recycling, repurposing or reusing methods at their facility. Recognized recently are the Nantahala Hiking Club, The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild, Franklin Garden Club, Nantahala Physical Therapy Center, and the Franklin Health and Fitness Center.

With some guidance from Macon Pride members and Joel Ostroff, Macon County Recycling Coordinator, more and more of what most people consider trash to be thrown into the landfill is now put in the recycling bins at the county’s Recycling and Convenience Centers. Recycling makes money for the county which keeps our taxes low and our landfills not full.

Macon Pride’s purpose is to foster the Macon County Recycling Program and to educate the public on the litter laws and encourage voluntary compliance.

As you walk downtown, please recognize and express your thanks to those businesses who display Macon Pride’s sticker, as they have earned that by doing the right things in recycling. If you belong to a club or organization that is now bringing their own setups for lunch/dinner meetings, congratulations for supporting this procedure. If you wish to know more about recycling or what can be done to further your recycling efforts, please contact Elena Marsh 369-8915 or Shirley Ches 524-9991.

Elena Marsh
Macon Pride Steering Committee

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