Cities and counties invited to participate in recycling challenge
May 21, 2009
The MARC Solid Waste Management District is partnering with Riverside Mayor Kathleen Rose to launch the Greater Kansas City 2009 Recycling Challenge. Every day, several thousand tons of materials which could otherwise be recycled or composted in our region are land filled.
In two recent surveys, citizens expressed the desire for local government leadership and aggressive policies to address waste reduction, recycling and solid waste issues. A city hall or county office can effectively recycle and compost as much as 80 percent of their trash – saving public dollars, landfill space, and natural resources.
We encourage you to join the challenge. Simply complete the entry form (pdf) and consider what activities you would like to pursue. District staff is offering walk-through assessments of your buildings to help you figure out what you can recycle and how to get started.
The goal is to start or expand recycling programs in city and county offices and facilities between Earth Day (April 22) and America Recycles Day (November 15). Participants will be formally recognized at the district’s annual awards program in December.
For more information contact Nadja Karpilow at email@example.com or 816-701-8226.
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