Raising Awareness and Changing Behavior
November has been proclaimed Recycling Month in Macon County in connection with America Recycles Day on November 15, 2016. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.
Your future is defined by what you do today. The success of recycling mainly depends on an active contribution from the community. The efforts of all sectors of the county, including citizens, schools, government offices, commercial businesses, industries, and institutions are very important. The Macon County Solid Waste Dept. has set goals and made strategic plans over the years to steadily increase the amount of recycling, while decreasing the amount of waste disposed to landfills. Teamwork within the department has been essential. Dedicated employees of the Solid Waste Dept. are Chuck McLerran, James “Red” Akers, Anthony Merlo, Anthony Knight, Colin Morris and Debbie Richardson, Director. It takes a community working together to achieve good things.
The Macon County Solid Waste Department sponsors an annual Recycling Awareness Campaign which makes the emotional push needed to raise awareness and positively change people’s behavior to recycle more. The intent is to increase recycling rates, increase financial savings, preserve natural resources, and job creation. Macon County residents and businesses are encouraged to start their own recycling and reduce their waste.