Curbside Recycling in Dalton Increases 14% over 2010

The City of Dalton Curbside Recycling program was recognized for recycling 2,532,120 lbs. in 2011. Pictured are Norman Barashick, Executive Director, Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, Benny Dunn, Executive Director, City of Dalton Public Works, Recycling Ben, mascot and recycling representative, Denise Wood, City of Dalton Councilwoman, Jimmy Step, Curbside Recycling Driver, David Pennington, City of Dalton Mayor.

The City of Dalton Curbside Recycling program was recognized for recycling 2,532,120 lbs. in 2011. Pictured are Norman Barashick, Executive Director, Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, Benny Dunn, Executive Director, City of Dalton Public Works, Recycling Ben, mascot and recycling representative, Denise Wood, City of Dalton Councilwoman, Jimmy Step, Curbside Recycling Driver, David Pennington, City of Dalton Mayor.

(Dalton, GA, March 22, 2012) - The City of Dalton Curbside Recycling Program was recognized for it’s 2011 recycling efforts on March 19 at 6:00 pm at Dalton City Hall during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting.  Representatives from the City Council and the City of Dalton Public Works Department were present for the presentation organized by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Center.

In 2011 residents participating in the Curbside Recycling program collected 2,532,120 lbs. of recyclables, a 14% increase over recycling in 2010 when 2,175,820 lbs was collected.  Participation in the Curbside Recycling program during 2011 saved 2,110 cubic yards of landfill space.  If only one type of recyclable had been collected, it would be the weight equivalent of 86,627,437 aluminum drink cans (empty 12 oz.) or 16,880,800 cereal boxes.  Recycling 1,266 tons also saved enough energy to power 89 households for a year.

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