“Curious George Discovers Recycling” Heading to a Little Free Library Near You

Liz Swafford and Jessica Trivino display several copies of the book “Curious George Discovers Recycling” in front of a Free Little Library box. The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Center donated 24 books to the Little Free Library Program hosted by the United Way of Northwest Georgia in honor of Earth Day.

Liz Swafford and Jessica Trivino display several copies of the book “Curious George Discovers Recycling” in front of a Free Little Library box. The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Center donated 24 books to the Little Free Library Program hosted by the United Way of Northwest Georgia in honor of Earth Day.

Dalton, GA – A curious monkey is making his way into 22 Little Free Library locations in Whitfield County just in time for Earth Day thanks to a donation by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling Center. Liz Swafford, Recycling & Education Program Coordinator at the Authority, met with Jessica Trivino, United Way of Northwest Georgia’ Director of Donor Engagement & Strategy, to give 24 copies of the children’s book, “Curious George Discovers Recycling” released just this year.

 

In the book, George discovers that not everything in his garbage bag is really trash, some of it can be recycled and be transformed into new products. With a recycling contest underway, George is determined to help in ways only a monkey can. The full color story book for lower elementary aged kids also includes tips and crafts they can try at home. 

 

The purpose of the Little Free Library is to provide a place where all readers in the community can share books throughout the year. Participants can leave books to share with others in the box and take a book they would like to read. Volunteers check each box to make sure there are always books available.

 

To learn more about the Little Free Library program hosted by the United Way visit: www.ourunitedway.org. And, to learn more about recycling in Dalton, and Whitfield County, visit the Authority’s Recycling 101 page online: www.dwswa.org/recycling-101.

Recycling Guides for Convenience Centers, City Curbside Program

New recycling guides for the Convenience Centers in Whitfield County or the City of Dalton Curbside Recycling Program are available for download as a PDF document. 

Learn about the items you can recycle in our community. Paper, Rechargeable Batteries, Used Motor Oil, and more.  Click on each link below to download.

 

City of Dalton Curbside Recycling Collects Over 700 Tons

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1,448,640 Pounds Recycled Since January

(Dalton, GA, August 8, 2012) – Dalton residents have helped recycle 1,448,640 pounds of materials so far this year by participating in the city’s Curbside Recycling Program. They are well on their way of reaching the goal of 2,400,000 pounds for the year. Residents that have garbage pickup thru the City of Dalton Public Works Department typically qualify for Curbside services. To find out if you qualify and to request a blue recycling bin call Public Works at 706-278-7077.

Items accepted for recycling include paper, cardboard, telephone books, glass bottles and jars, tin or bi-metal cans, and plastic bottles and jugs. For more details and to watch the how to videos visit the Recycling Instructions page on the city’s website:http://www.cityofdalton-ga.gov/index.php/recycling-instructions

PHOTO: Paper, plastic, metal, and glass fill a City of Dalton Curbside Recycling Bin. To find out if you qualify for the program call the Public Works Department at 706-278-7077.

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.