Good news this morning that the city of Sturgis will receive $25,000 for larger scale recycling options. Stated in an article in the Rapid City Journal today, Sturgis recycles old newsprint and corrugated cardboard and that these funds will allow for holding trailers and a larger baler for cardboard. Instead of these usable materials heading to the landfill, they will be separated and taken to recyclers. Good news! Randy Nohava, Public Works Dept Director also notes that "a good 85% of that stuff is worth money".
Just today, we started our week of "tracking our trash". It's really making me think about everything we thoughtlessly toss in the trash that will soon head to the Belle Fourche landfill. Already, the orange plastic bag the RCJ came in this morning, a piece of saran wrap, an old receipt and even lint from the dryer. And this just in the first 30 minutes of a Sunday!