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Grant to help highlight recycling

June 15, 2011

A bale of plastic bottles is shown being transported at the Community Recycling Center in St. Marys. Photo by Becky Polaski.

Area residents will soon have an extra incentive to utilize the Community Recycling Center, located at the Stackpole Complex in St. Marys. The center is currently open three days a week and collects a variety of recyclable material, such as number 1 and 2 plastic bottles and cardboard.
Bekki Titchner, recycling/solid waste coordinator, explained that at the end of May she was approved for a Stackpole Family Foundation Grant to help fund some incentives at the center.
"We got a Stackpole Family Foundation Grant, a small grant to help go 50/50 with us in buying things that we can use for monthly giveaways," Titchner said.
She remarked that she is hoping to get individuals to provide a list of either their mailing addresses or email addresses so that a database of area residents can be established.
"We'll try and get a nice email base or a base of addresses or something so that we can keep people informed on the things we're doing," Titchner said.
In addition to putting together a listing of contact information, Titchner noted that the sign-up will also be used to hold giveaways that will showcase items made from recyclable material.
"All of the materials that we're going to be giving away are going to be made out of recycled products," Titchner said.
The hope is that by offering items made from recycled material, it will also highlight how items can be recycled.

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