Target Recycling Recognized as Outstanding Recycling Program for 2010

Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Honored by the Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Pictured are Norman Barashick, Jeff Cown, and Harvey Levitt.  Cown presented the award for Outstanding Recycling Program to the DWSWA during the SWANA-GA Fall Conference.

Pictured are Norman Barashick, Jeff Cown, and Harvey Levitt.  Cown presented the award for Outstanding Recycling Program to the DWSWA during the SWANA-GA Fall Conference.

DALTON, GA – The Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) recognized outstanding solid waste programs throughout the state during its SWANA-GA Chapter Fall Conference in November 2010. First place in the Outstanding Recycling Programs category was awarded to the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority for it’s program called Target Recycling. SWANA-GA Board member Jeff Cown presented Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority representatives Norman Barashick and Harvey Levitt with the award during a special reception during the Fall Conference.

Target Recycling is a collection program that provides a free recycling infrastructure to over 160 local schools and businesses in Whitfield County. More than 2,000,000 pounds of targeted materials will be sent to Georgia industries to be recycled in 2010. Since November 2008 Target Recycling and its mascot Recycling Ben have made recycling more accessible in Whitfield County by targeting specific commodities and providing free pickup. 

Recyclables accepted include plastic bottles and jugs (nos.1 & 2), aluminum cans, cardboard, and mixed paper.  Target Recycling also provides educational opportunities for the community and hosts a recycling contest among local schools during each school year.

For more information about the recycling program visit www.DWSWA.org or call 706-278-5001.