Bringing awareness to recycling

An assemblyman and the director of public works for the county were on hand to help Whitehall residents take out the trash last Friday.


As part of their joint-program to help increase recycling in Washington County, New York State Assemblyman Anthony Jordan and Washington County Director of Public Works Willie Grimmke were in Whitehall on Jan. 15 to lend a helping hand at the transfer station that saw the biggest increase in the use of its recycling facilities.

 

Whitehall won the recycling challenge with an 18-percent increase in their recycling,” said Jordan. “We are here making good on our promise to spend some time with the winning site and work with the employees there.”

 

Jordan and Grimmke both worked throughout the day to help people with their recycling and trash disposal at the site.

 

Grimmke said the idea for the challenge was a joint idea that came about while the two were talking one day.

 

“We were talking one day and it came up as part of the conversation,” said Grimmke. “The challenge kind of evolved out of that.”

 

“Willie was the brain-child of this,” said Jordan. “Our effort is to bring awareness to the recycling centers and the need to reuse and recycle.”

 

Comments

comments

Tags: , , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/09/16

North Country Freepress – 12/09/16

Northshire Freepress – 12/09/16

Lakes Classifieds – 12/09/16

Mini-Mall returns Saturday

Mini-Mall - Tree House

By Serena Kovalosky The Whitehall Mini-Mall is back and organizers say it’s going to be better than ever. Sponsored by […]

Carolers to bring joy to village

caroling

By Krystle S. Morey Nearly 100 carolers will take to the streets of Granville next Thursday to drum up some […]

Tree lighting event ‘biggest yet’

People of all ages came out to enjoy the tree lighting in 2009.

By Krystle S. Morey Some 2,000 people from across the region ventured to Granville last Friday for the village’s annual […]

Whitehall hosting holiday decorating contest

Christmas Lights

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce invites all town and village residents and businesses to get out their Christmas lights and […]

Classifieds 12/07/16

Weekender – 12/02/16

North Country Freepress – 12/02/16

Lakes Classifieds – 12/02/16