Open House for Educators at Recycling Center Announced

DALTON, GA – Local educators are invited to visit the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Center during its annual Open House for Educators on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 to find out what they have to offer their school.  The event has a flexible schedule allowing guests to come and go as they like between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.  Educators from Whitfield County Public Schools, City of Dalton Public Schools, and private schools that participate in the Target Recycling at School program are specifically invited.  However, representatives from local home school groups, and other organizations that work with children, like Girl Scouts, are welcome to attend.

During the open house teachers and staff will receive an overview of the Target Recycling at School program, which provides recycling collection services to public and private schools in Whitfield County, an environmental education program, annual recycling contest, and other complimentary services to participating locations.  Visitors will also learn about setting up a recycling program for their school, and improving current recycling rates.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the recycling center, and learn what happens to the things recycled at their school.  Several environmental education activities available for school visits and facility tours will be demonstrated.  Promo items, snacks, and educational materials, like coloring books, and posters will also be provided.  Reservations are requested but not required. 

The recycling center is located on the same property as the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill and Convenience Center at the south end of the county at 4189 Old Dixie Hwy. in Dalton.  Directions are available online at  For more information, or to make a reservation call 706-278-5001 or e-mail: