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: , , , , , , , ,

Classifieds 02/25/14

A year later, Pember on path to recovery

Bob and Mary (3)

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]

Whitehall Rifle Club still perfect

The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the first half of the season 7-0 with its strongest outing of the year, by […]

Bascue chosen as one of six drivers

Whitehall-native Codie Bascue was selected as one of six drivers to represent Team USA at the 2015 World Championships in […]

Sidewalk buried

Wheeler Avenue sidewalk frozen

By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials […]

Granville indoor track does well at Sectionals

Indoor Track

After a fourth place finish at the Wasaren League Championships, the Granville girls indoor track team did one better at […]

Whitehall tops Duanesburg, downed by Greenwich

Justin Hoagland contends Justin Carruthers' jump shot

By Dan King The comeback was courtesy of a 17-1 run in the final 3:26 of the game for Whitehall. […]

Longtin shows his skills

Jr. Rifle Lukas Longtin

The Whitehall Junior Shooting Program completed its 3rd week with 26 youths on hand for the training. Many of the […]