Did you know used aluminum cans are recycled and returned to a store shelf as a new can in as few as six weeks? That's just one of the fun facts shared during the "Today's Recycling in Macon County" presentation that took place on Earth Day.
The presentation was hosted by the Macon Jaycees, presented by Macon County Sheltered Workshop, paid by Macon Economic Development and funded by Mark Twain solid waste district via the Department of Natural Resources.
"When good people come together, good things happen," said MDI Supervisor Dede Spidle.
The presentation included what products can be recycled, where Macon residents can recycle, how recycling positively impacts the environment and also a short presentation by Advanced Disposal on the new curbside recycling pilot program.
The curbside recycling pilot program began on April 26 and will last for three months. Residents of a targeted area were provided with recycling totes that they can fill with cardboard and paper.
"The hope is that participation in this initiative demonstrates demand and encourages the implementation of citywide recycling, which would bring increased volume to the Sheltered Workshop so that they can continue to have a positive impact on the community," said Advanced Disposal area manager Daniel Buckley.
"We just want everyone to know every little bit helps," said Spidle