By Alexia Rodarmer
The Meridian Times
Meridian residents like to take pride in the community not only by making it a friendly community but also by making it a clean environment. One small act of either recycling your unwanted goods or picking up trash along the street can go a long way. That’s where Meridian’s Recycling & Waste Management Community Organization comes in.
This organization helps answer questions about recycling, such as where to recycle, events related to recycling and other news on how to be eco-friendly. The Recycling & Waste Management Community Organization has helped answer people’s recycling questions since 2010.
“Recycling is critical to the health of our environment, which is critical to the health of us all,” said Meridian Township Trustee Ron Styka, a strong supporter of the Recycling & Waste Management Community Organization.
The organization’s events for this year started on March 28 and will continue April 18 and April 25.
The March 28 event was a latex paint recycling event. People had the opportunity to recycle their paint with the organization. It collected 2,306 cans of paint, according to LeRoy Harvey, Meridian’s recycling director.
The events on April 18 are “Recycle Rama” and “Document Destruction Day.” At “Recycle Rama,” you have a chance to recycle old electronics, glass and other household items. This event will be held at the Ingham County Health Department from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At “Document Destruction Day” you can bring in documents and confidentially shred them for free. This event will be at Friedland Industries, Inc. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event held on April 25 is called “Meridian Regional Recycling Event.” People have another chance to recycle unused household items. This event will be held at Chippewa Middle School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For information, go to Meridian’s Recycling & Waste Management Community Organization’s website.
Ingham County Health Department
5303 E. Cedar
Lansing, MI 48911
Friedland Industries, Inc.
405 E Maple St.
Lansing, MI 48906
Chippewa Middle School
4000 Okemos Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864