Through October of this year, Sheridan's recycling program has diverted 23-hundred tons of material from Sheridan's landfill. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has more:
Putting it into perspective, that 23-hundred tons equates to 5-million, seventy thousand, three hundred and fifty pounds, or 2.3 million kilos. It is also about the equivalent, weight-wise, of 15 adult blue whales. Of course, whales and garbage don't necessarily have the same mass, so don't take up the same amount of space, but either way, its still a significant amount.
Shanon Short, Sheridan's Recycling Coordinator, tells us what those numbers equate to, percentage-wise.
However, she says they still face a significant problem with people “recycling” if you will, things that can't be recycled. Shanon says that they are unfortunately still seeing “contamination” in the bins:
She says the pilot curbside recycling project is going “quite well”--whether the pilot will become permanent she says is “not something she can speculate on right now.”
In the meantime, Shanon says:
For Sheridan Media dot com news, this is Betsy Love reporting.