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County recycles 16% of garbage
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Pictured are plastic bales set for recycling that have come from Warren County homes. The county recycled 2 tons of plastic in December, according to the Sanitation Department.
Warren County is recycling 16 percent of its garbage.That was the figure presented by Sanitation Department director Steve Hillis during a county Health and Welfare Committee meeting.According to the 2016 year-end totals, the department collected 9,103 tons of waste and 1,433 tons were recycled, meaning 16 percent of the waste collected by the department in 2016 was recycled.In December, the department recycled 77 tons of waste and received $4,326. The county paid to have 28 tons recycled, and 671 tons went to a landfill.“That’s 14 percent of the waste collected by the department being recycled for the month of December,” said Hillis.Included in the monthly report for December:• Southern Central Services accepted 671 tons – 110 loads – at a cost to the county of $28,525;• Recycled newsprint was 9 tons. The county received $231 for the two loads;• Recycled cardboard was 38 tons.