Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Earth Day 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Some Heartland residents celebrated Earth Day today by understanding one simple thing they can do everyday recycle.

The Sheltered Workshop of Macon County, a part of Macon Diversified Industries, presented a glimpse into the world of "Today's Recycling in Macon County" at Macon R-I High School Monday afternoon.

Attendees learned about the fun and interesting world of recycling and how the Macon County Sheltered Workshop operates its recycle collection center to help make the county an environmentally better place to live, all by following three easy steps...reduce, reuse, recycle.

"It's an age old concept. When you start thinking about the different things in your life that you can reuse or using every day...just think reduce, reuse, recycle. It's a good concept we should all live by," said Macon Diversified Industries Supervisor Dede Spidle.

Officials from the Macon Economic Development Office and Advanced Disposal Waste Collection Provider also came out in support for the presentation.

The Macon County Sheltered Workshop has been a recycle collection center since 1986. Their non-profit mission to provide dignified employment opportunity for the area's work force living with and working with, disabilities.

The center takes plastics with the resin codes 1 and 2, aluminum beverage cans, water bottles, soda bottles, cardboard, and paper.

If you want more information, you can call Macon Diversified Industries at (660) 385-3111.