BG adds more recycling bins
The Banner Graphic has added two paper retriever bins to the one already in its parking lot.
"It filled up so fast we had to have them keep coming back to empty it. So we added another bin and then a third," said Machelle Whitney, who is coordinating the project for the Banner Graphic.
The Banner has already received one check for $68.32 that goes to the Putnam County Humane Society. Groups can choose to keep funds or donate them.
"All the funds we earn from recycling are going to the Putnam County Humane Society, but groups can keep the money or donate to any charity they choose," added Whitney.
All newspapers, magazines, office and school papers, folders, fax paper, shopping catalogs and mail can be placed in the container for recycling. All funds earned from recycling will go to the Putnam County Humane Society.
Papers can be shredded, but not too finely. The key to remember for shredding paper according to Paper Retriever is "spaghetti not confetti."
No plastic, glass, metals or trash will be accepted. This is a paper only recycling program. Also no cardboard is accepted.
The bins are located in the southwest corner of the Banner's parking lot.
Paper placed in the Retriever bin is sent directly to paper mills and is remanufactured into newsprint within a few weeks of collection.
Last year, non-profit organizations raised over a quarter of a million dollars for community outreach programs and recycled more than 15,000 tons.
For information about bringing your papers to the Banner Graphic bin, call 653-5151.