|County of Sutter Improves Recycling Numbers by 58 Percent Since 2007
|August 10, 2012
|The County of Sutter's General Services Division of the Public Works
Department has operated a county office recycling program for 10 years,
preventing hundreds of tons of recyclable materials from entering the landfill.
Last week, the County learned that its office recycling program has
improved 58 percent over its efforts in 2007.
According to Recology Public Education Coordinator Jackie Sillman, the County
recycled 48 tons of material in a six-month period in 2007. In the first six
months of 2012, however, the County recycled 73 tons of material,
including 18 tons of cardboard.
Mrs. Sillman noted that the County has added 14 recycling locations since 2007.
The Yuba-Sutter Community combined had a 67 percent recycling rate in
2007, and has climbed to 73 percent in 2012, Mrs. Sillman reported.