Troy Recycles Day a success
Published 4:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The third annual Troy Recycles Day was a success, according to Melissa Sanders, executive director for Keep Troy Beautiful.
Residents from the City of Troy and all over Pike County were able to bring recyclable items to the Lowe’s parking lot Saturday, in efforts to clean up the community and all community members to safely dispose of items found in their homes.
While regular recyclable items were collected during the event, Troy Recycles Day also was a time to get rid of recyclable electronics, a service not regularly offered in Troy during the year.
People could also bring in documents or files to be securely shredded by First National Bank and TB&T
Sanders said that First National Bank and TB&T collected a full truckload of shredded paper, which is more than 5,000 pounds.
Those participating in Troy Recycles Day also brought in almost a truckload of electronic recyclables, two Environmental Service truckloads of cardboard and Spurlock collected plastics, paper, newspapers, plastic bags, batteries, ink and toner cartridges and metals.
The Christian Service Mission collected half a truckload of donated items, and Habitat for Humanity collected some donated items.
“We are so thankful for all who came out to drop off items, to see us, to volunteer and to support a great event,” Sanders said. “We would like to thank the City of Troy, CE&E Solutions, Christian Service Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Spurlock, First National Bank, TB&T, KW Plastics, Troy Environmental Services, the KTB board members, Recycling Committee members, Troy Recycling employees and Troy University students who helped during the event. They all made this a very successful event.”