|New Albany Recycling Committee February meeting
City of New Albany Recycling committee met
January 18, 2011 at the Civic
Center at 6:30 p.m.
following were present: Daniel Frain, New Albany High School
representative Morgan Frain, Micheal Canerdy, Dan Skinner, Scott Dunnam, Phil
Morris, Jean Ashcraft.
Frain presented statistics on New
Albany garbage collection.
Canerdy presented information to the group on grant options for recycling
assistance, as discussed at the previous meeting. No funding was currently
available from EPA, USDA, grants.gov, or Three Rivers Planning and Development
District. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality currently has a
recycling bin grant program available.
Dan Frain committed to apply for recycling bins for
the City of New Albany
through the MDEQ recycling bin grant program. Places mentioned for the bins
include City Hall, Courthouse, NAPD Station, LGW building and NAFD Stations.
Other locations mentioned for future containers (if
enough are awarded in the grant) were the Rails to Trails trailhead, City and
County Schools and New Albany Sportsplex.
The committee agreed to recycle plastic bottles and
paper at these locations. Each building will appoint someone to monitor the
bins and City employees will haul them to the recycling trailer behind the fire
station when full. The committee agreed that these need to be policed closely
so they donít become an eyesore/garbage receptacle.
some discussion, the committee agreed to move forward on drop-off recycling
only, due to the difficulties and high costs associated with curbside
Ashcraft presented many options on recycling and community involvement to the
Canerdy presented some details on the Enerkem project at Three Rivers Landfill
in Pontotoc County. If this project is constructed
and operates, recyclable materials in our household garbage will be segregated
and recycled in a sorting facility to be constructed at the landfill, with no
action required from the homeowner. This project is currently expected to break
ground in 2011, pending results of two waste-characterization studies scheduled
for 2011. TRPDD personnel stated that many communities in the area (Amory was
cited as an example) are putting their own municipal recycling plans on hold
until a final decision is reached on this project.
group also discussed other citizens/groups to reach out to as they move
forward. Some of these include NA Board of Aldermen, Dr. Charles Garrett and NA
School Board, Union County School Board and Union County Board of Supervisors.
meeting was adjourned around 8 p.m.
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