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      Being reminded about the importance to recycle on Earth Day

      Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Earth Day 2014

      It's Earth Day 2014 on Tuesday. One area recycling center wants to remind you now of how you can help the environment.

      Macon Diversified Industries has been keeping its recycling center going since 1987.

      The workshop recycles about 85-thousand tons of items a year. The center takes plastics with the resin codes 1 and 2, aluminum beverage cans, water bottles, soda bottles, cardboard, and paper..

      The organization says that recycling is one of the best things you can do for this planet. All by following three easy steps...reduce, reuse, recycle.

      "I believe it's a social responsibility for everyone. Everybody reuses, we just don't realize we're doing so. But to take a product and recycle it and put it into a new product or the same original. In America it takes a soda pop can six weeks to be processed, refined, remade and back on the store shelves...only six weeks," said Macon Diversified Industries Supervisor Dede Spidle.

      The recycling center has received grants to help Macon County communities become more recycle friendly.

      They just began a new curbside recycling program for the city of Macon.

      For for more on that program and on Macon Diversified Industries, call (660) 385-3111 or click here.