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Are you a green citizen?

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 26, 2013

Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison Total Recycling manager Leo Howell (left to right), office manager Rhonda Chandler and office assistant Felisha Henderson stand with the big truck able to haul recycled material to larger facilities once sufficient material is collected in Malakoff.

Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison
Total Recycling manager Leo Howell (left to right), office manager Rhonda Chandler and office assistant Felisha Henderson stand with the big truck able to haul recycled material to larger facilities once sufficient material is collected in Malakoff.

Special to The Monitor
MALAKOFF–Total Recycling, of Malakoff, is offering a new program to the community in an effort to promote recycling and help non-profit organizations in the area raise much-needed funds.
The Community Recycling Program (CRP) allows any Green Citizen to sell recycling materials and donate the proceeds to any non-profit organization registered with Total Recycling.
Once a Green Citizen has made his or her donation, a tax deductible receipt will be given by Total Recycling for the donation.
Each month, Total Recycling tallies the donations and issues checks to the named non-profit organizations.
What a great way to promote recycling and help the community at large!
Total Recycling feels that there are many potential Green Citizens out there.
Between 60 and 75 percent of all home synthetic waste can be usefully recycled. The more people engaged in home recycling, the more resources are available for reuse in new manufacturing, and reductions made of waste disposed in landfills.
Every time something is thrown away it pollutes the environment. Even incineration contaminates the air. Plus, trash removal has to be paid for.
Recycling items allows them to be recovered and become material for a new product. Recycling also puts money back into the community where it is needed.
Materials accepted for recycling include:
• Cardboard, and don’t we throw a lot of that away?
• Iron and tin (washers, dryers, lawn mowers, shelving, food containers, etc.),
• Old cars (must have titles),
• Aluminum (cans, wheels, wiring),
• Copper, brass, radiators, old batteries, lead, and stainless steel and
• pecan shells.
Many of these items are just lying around in backyards and in trash barrels every week.
You can make a difference by recycling to help a non-profit organization such as a church, fire or police department, Boy or Girl Scout troop or any one of the many youth sports organizations in the area.
Total Recycling is located at 12251 State Highway 31 E., in Malakoff and can be contacted by calling (903) 489-3050.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
Owner Jerrold Howell is very excited about this win-win program. He has lived in Payne Springs since 1985 and owns several businesses in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
“I would love to see our community come together to make our earth better for the future and help the local non-profit organizations with much needed funding,” Howell said.
Find out if your favorite non-profit organization is registered with Total Recycling.
If not, call the non-profit and advise them to register. Then bring your recyclable material to Total Recycling and turn trash into cash and become a Green Citizen.

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