ECO, the Environmental and Conservation Organization will host a Waste Reduction Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at the City Operations Center.
Included in the panel of experts will be County Engineer Marcus Jones, who will speak about components of the new transfer station upgrade, and how the county foresees reducing its future waste by 20%, Mayor Barbara Volk who will speak about the City’s changeover to collecting its own recycling, it’s new Main Street recycling bins, and future plans, Stan Kumor, chair of the County’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, who will share his family’s waste reduction study that showed a 70% waste reduction by just utilizing the current available services and Ron Moore with American Recycling Inc., who will speak about their new regional material recovery facility (MRF), and what it will do to help with local waste reduction.
According to ECO Recycling Committee Chair, Katie Breckheimer, “Waste reduction is everyone’s business. Reducing trash in the system saves the county money, protects our streams and creates a more sustainable way of life for the county. This forum should help local residents better understand the current state of recycling and where we’re headed.”
Learn how we can all reduce our waste, and how the City and County intend to support their citizens in an effort to generate less waste. If you have questions regarding waste and recycling in our area now is time to ask them! The Waste Reduction Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00 Pm at the City Operations Center located at located at 305 Williams St. in downtown Hendersonville. For more information about this event or ECO’s work, contact ECO at 692-0385 or www.eco-wnc.org.
ECO is a non-profit organization working locally to promote Recycling, Green Infrastructure, Sustainable Energy, and Water Quality.