Recycle One will continue for a third year thanks to the 2015 Waste Management Think Green Grant of $10,000. Recycle One is a single stream program for aluminum, paper and plastic products. We hope to sustain a healthier environment by reducing pollution, re-purposing materials, and reducing the use of natural resources.
Lincoln Elementary Art Club Students work with Keep North Platte Lincoln County Beautiful to create a recycled Bottle Cap Mural. KNPLCB helped students create the 12′ x 8′ piece of artwork in an effort to reuse plastic lids, while focusing on ways to keep trash out of the landfill. The bottle cap mural hangs in the entryway at the School.
The Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership hosted its 2014 Lake Fayetteville Spring Cleanup on May 10, in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup.
Seventy-five volunteers gathered to help remove approximately 1,200 pounds of litter from in and around Lake Fayetteville! They were able to recycle 150 pounds of recyclables (plastics and aluminum), as well as three tires! Thanks to the Lake Fayetteville Watershed Partnership for their dedication to keeping Lake Fayetteville beautiful!
For many years, our recycling program has provided a recycle box trailer to two smaller communities in our county. Due to the popularity of the recycling program and the demand by those residents for recycling opportunities daily, this year the cities purchased trailers so that they can recycle on a daily basis. Our program still serves as the processing facility for their items. This has been a very successful partnership.
On March 1, 2014, the Whitetail Assassins of Arkansas hosted “Trashin’ with the Assassin,” an ATV litter pick-up of Mount Magazine State Park.
Seven volunteers removed approximately 400 pounds of litter from fifteen miles of roads and trails surrounding Mount Magazine. From the litter removed, they were able to recycle around 75 pounds of plastic, aluminum and glass.
Volunteers across Texarkana, Arkansas joined together on March 8, 2014 for their, “Cleaner is Greener!” Great American Cleanup and recycling event.
Volunteers removed over 1,000 pounds of litter from the streets of Texarkana, cleaning 5 miles of roadways. More than 15,000 pounds of bulky waste was collected in dumpsters throughout the city. Volunteers also planted more than 30 trees.
Texarkana also hosted a large recycling drive–collecting almost 2,000 pounds each of both plastic and aluminum. They also collected almost 4,000 pounds of newspaper, and almost 5,000 pounds of e-waste.