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February 2016 Update from Cass County Recycling

Last Updated on February 28, 2016 by cassnetwork

I’d like to express how impressed I am with the residents here in Cass County. You are all taking advantage of the services provided by the District and engaging in proper disposal of your electronics and hazardous waste. Together, we diverted over 604 tons of material from the landfill last year. From a visual perspective, that’s more than the weight of forty 18-wheelers. Awareness through education and folks spreading the word about our services will always lead to success. Keep up the great work in maintaining a ‘green’ county.

Last year, the District started some new programs. We are now providing a way for businesses and municipalities to recycle their office paper and cardboard boxes. Since the recycling bins located throughout the county are for residential purposes only, a drop off location is now provided to businesses.

Customers like to know that the businesses they visit are responsible. Promoting recycling efforts at your business could increase customer loyalty. Recycling could also improve your image with employees. Seeing an effort in the office can boost morale and increase an individual’s efforts at home. If you work for or own a local business and you’d like to take advantage of this program, call us for more information and we’ll explain how you can create a green office space.

While we are excited about the implementation of new programs (others will be explained next month), we must also evaluate existing programs that may not best serve the community. One program we dissolved as of January 1 was the R-day collection. Since the District provides permanent recycling bin locations coupled with the city’s curbside program, R-day collections elicit duplication of services. The bins are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. They are provided for folks who are not eligible for Logansport’s curbside recycling program such as rural residents and those that live in apartments. It is also used as an alternative to city residents when their curbside totes are full.

We are excited about the new opportunities for Cass County citizens. For an entire list of services, please visit our website at www.recyclecasscounty.org. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page (Cass County Recycling District) for information, updates, and upcoming events. I can be reached at 574-732-9253 for further questions.

Keep an eye out for next month’s column. I’ll be sharing news about a residential shredding event, a new bottle cap program that has been in the works for a while, and dates regarding our tire recycling program. Meanwhile, stay green Cass County!

Sacha Teague

Director, Cass County Recycling District