By Emily Nagle
The Meridian Times
Chippewa Middle School in Okemos gets the community involved in keeping the Earth green by putting on an upcoming recycling event for area residents.
The spring recycling event, which will occur on Saturday April 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., gives residents an outlet to safely recycle their unwanted items instead of discarding them into landfills.
“We’re drawing awareness to recycling options in the community,” said LeRoy Harvey, the recycling and energy coordinator of Meridian Township. “We’re providing a one-stop option for people that want to clean out their garages and basements.”
The flyer for the event explains what items can be dropped off, which includes items such as egg cartons, bottle glass, clothing, furniture, bicycles, and more. Some items have requirements to be followed, such as a few with extra fees.
Harvey said the best thing someone can do is to reduce how much they consume and how much waste they generate. The next best thing is to reuse as much as they can, and to recycle what they cannot.
“Become aware of options in your community,” Harvey said. “You might have something right in your own building.”
Anyone interested in volunteering for the event can contact Ellen Dillman at 517-339-2015