The Buffalo/Johnson County Recycling Board wants to see more participation not only from citizens of Buffalo and Johnson County, but is pushing both city and county government to back recycling efforts.
Although individual offices and buildings owned by both are doing a great job of recycling, an official backing by the governmental agencies could help bring a change in culture to get everyone thinking of recycling first.
Board Chair Phil Rodriguez spoke with both the county commission and the city council at their last meetings, saying the center has performed outreach in the community recently, to promote recycling in the community.
He urged the city council to do more and lead by example.
Some ways he suggested were by installing recycle bins in Crazy Woman Square, and by replacing the garbage containers on Main Street with recycle containers
Rodriguez said the recycling center has become “significantly busier” in recent months, and almost 20 tons of e-waste (computers, monitors, keyboards, etc.) have been kept out of the landfill.
Mayor Randy Dyess spoke about future meeting between the two entities.
Rodriguez spoke to raise awareness in conjunction with National Recycling Week (November 11-17), and with National Recycling Day (November 15th).