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Recycling Urged in Vidalia-Lyons
Sunday, 27 December 2009

December 28--  The local trashman is urging citizens of Vidalia and Lyons to add recycling to their list of New Year's resolutions in 2010.

Sam Sullivan of Sullivan Environmental Services in Vidalia says recycling saves taxpayers in Toombs County by slowing the growth of the county landfill.

"That landfill is a very expensive thing to operate and maintain and we need to save that valuable landfill space.  Also, it's the right thing to do.  Why should we throw everything away when they're are opportunities right here in town to recycle it," he notes.

Sullivan says only about 20 percent of the people in Vidalia and Lyons recycle and reminds them a wide vareity of items can be recycled.

"About 45 percent of what we throw away in the landfill is paper. So all paper including magazines, newspapers, and  junk mail can go in the recycling bin along with number 1 and number 2 plastics, alumnum and tin cans are all items you can include in the curbside bins.  In addition to that,the Vidalia recycling faciity of Brinson Road takes glass and scrap metals like your old washing machine and appliances," he says.

According to Sullivan, the volume of recyclables collected in Vidalia and Lyons each year is way below what it should be.  "I would say we recycle 150 tons a year, and it should be thousands of tons," he believes.

For information on recycling, call Sullivan Environmental at 538-1616.

(Please Note:  Sam Sullivan asked us to make a correction to the above story. He says the city recycling center on Brinson Road has now ceased accepting glass for recycling since it can no longer find an economical place to dispose of it.)

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