The January League of Women Voters meeting hosted an instructive program on recycling. Entitled “Down With The Waste Basket,” Macon Pride members Shirley Ches and Debby Boots demonstrated how to separate and recycle what is normally considered “trash” into a money-making resource for taxpayers. Using the new recycling brochure from Macon County Solid Waste Department, they outlined how easy it is to throw items into a recycling basket or box, accenting the good news that all paper products can be recycled as can all plastic containers except styrofoam, plastic egg cartons and rigid, all plastic bags.
Joel Ostroff, county recycling coordinator, explained the economic benefits to taxpayers as everything recycled here is sold to companies who make new products from the county’s operation. Recycling brochures are available at dropoff stations and the county landfill, the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce and the solid waste office. Call Joel Ostroff at (828)349-2252 for more information.