Have you ever take your little blue bin to the curb full of your stocked up recyclables and had a neighbor call out that it just ends up in the garbage anyway? Or tell you that they don’t recycle because it will all decompose anyway? Look through this infographic that debunks 10 of the most common myths about recycling. Next time your neighbor downplays your effort to save the planet, hit them with one of these truth-bombs.
All convenience centers will be open today, Tuesday, January 29th,2019 ! Come on by!
The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has announced the holiday hours of operation for its four facilities in Whitfield County. Locations include the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta, Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face, and the M.L. King Convenience Center in Dalton.
All locations will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. and re-open on Wednesday, December 26 from 7 am to 6 pm. All locations will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day, and re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 7 am to 6 pm.
For more information call 706-277-2545 or visit www.DWSWA.org.
Holiday Schedule - Christmas, New Year’s:
· Monday, December 24, 2018 – CLOSED
· Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – CLOSED
· Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - OPEN
· Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – CLOSED
· Wednesday, January 2, 2018 – OPEN 7 AM – 6 PM
Facilities closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day
The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has announced the holiday hours of operation for it’s four facilities in Whitfield County. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta, Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face, and the M.L. King Convenience Center in Dalton.
All locations will be open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21 including the McGaughey Chapel location that is normally closed on Wednesdays. All four sites will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. All locations will reopen on Friday, November 23 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and resume normal hours.
For more information visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-277-2545.
Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – All Locations OPEN - EARLY CLOSING: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM (McGaughey Chapel Normally Closed)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 – All Locations CLOSED – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 23, 2018 – All Locations OPEN – 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Resume Normal Schedule)
Valley Point Middle School 6th grader, Alicia Martinez, is the overall winner of the 2018 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s program Target Recycling at School. The winning design will be displayed on two billboards in Whitfield County (one on Cleveland Hwy., and the other on E. Walnut Ave.) during the month of November.
Ms. Martinez’s design includes the phrase “I want to be recycled!” one of the themes of the contest. The artwork is an illustration of recyclables lining up to jump into a recycling bin. They are happy and excited to be turned into new, useful objects instead of being wasted.
The billboard design contest, now in its ninth year, has a 1st place winner from each grade level including 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The three winners, listed below, received a certificate of participation and a gift bag with items made from recycled materials. The first place overall, who is the winner of the billboard, was selected from the first-place design from each grade level.
Winners for 2018
The winners all from Valley Point Middle that placed in the America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest for 2018. From left to right: Alicia Martinez, Rhonda Burdette filling in for Javier Ayabar, and Javiar Torres.
· 1st Place in 6th grade and Overall Winner –Alicia Martinez, Valley Point Middle School
· 1st Place in 7th grade – Javier J. Torres, Valley Point Middle School
· 1st Place in 8th grade - Javier Ayabar–, Valley Point Middle School
Target Recycling at School provides recycling collection services and environmental education opportunities to schools in Whitfield County. For more information, call 706-278-5001 or visit www.DWSWA.org.
America Recycles Day is a community-driven event dedicated to promoting recycling awareness, commitment, and action in the U.S. thru its partnership with Keep America Beautiful. It’s celebrated annually on November 15. For more information on recycling, and to take the pledge to #BeRecycled visit www.AmericaRecyclesDay.org.