Landfill, Convenience Centers To Be Closed Thursday, November 22

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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)

Billboard Design Contest Winner for 2018 Announced

 THE WINNING BILLBOARD DESIGN BY ALICIA Martinez WILL BE PLACED AT TWO LOCATIONS IN WHITFIELD COUNTY DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN CELEBRATION OF AMERICA RECYCLES DAY. THE THEME FOR HER DESIGN IS “I WANT TO BE RECYCLED!”

THE WINNING BILLBOARD DESIGN BY ALICIA Martinez WILL BE PLACED AT TWO LOCATIONS IN WHITFIELD COUNTY DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN CELEBRATION OF AMERICA RECYCLES DAY. THE THEME FOR HER DESIGN IS “I WANT TO BE RECYCLED!”

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.

 

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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

 

2018 School Beautification Grant Winners

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(Dalton, GA, September 21, 2018) – Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual School Beautification Grants for 2018. The committee for Beautification and Community Greening established the grant program in celebration of National Planting Day, which took place September 8 and is celebrated through the end of October.

Public and private schools in the Dalton, GA and Whitfield County were invited to apply for funding to implement a project related to planting native plants and beautifying the community. Each project aims to improve the visual aspects of the facility or provide an educational opportunity related to plants. The grants range from $250 to $500 which encompassed $83 to each team of one grade.

This year the following five schools were awarded a grant for their National Planting Day project:

1.    Coahulla Creek High School: Creating the Captivating Courtyard of Coahulla Creek

2.    New Hope Middle School: Georgia Native Plants Beautification Project

3.    Park Creek Elementary School: Berry Beautiful

4.    Morris Innovative High School: MIHS Pep Club Garden and Picnic Area

5.    Dalton Middle School: Team Trees

 

Projects will be completed by December 3 and each recipient will submit a project summary by December 21 to showcase their work. Visit Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful’s website www.KeepDaltonWhtifieldBeautiful.org or follow them on Facebook to get updates on the progress of these projects.  

National Planting Day is celebrated annually by Keep America Beautiful in the fall as an opportunity to encourage volunteers to plant native species restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Learn more about this event at www.kab.org.