Chamber recognizes winners of Mayor’s Recycling Challenge
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City of Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques, left, accepts the Mayor’s Challenge award from Chamber Chairman Randy Gravley. <br>Special to the Tribune
City of Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques, left, accepts the Mayor’s Challenge award from Chamber Chairman Randy Gravley.
Special to the Tribune
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City of Waleska Mayor Doris Jones receives the award for the most recycling collected per capita.
City of Waleska Mayor Doris Jones receives the award for the most recycling collected per capita.
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CANTON — Winning mayors of a challenge issued by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee were announced at the chamber’s Good Morning Cherokee breakfast meeting Thursday and Woodstock took top honors.

The contest was conducted in June and July to encourage residents to recycle in an effort to help the environment.

Mayor Donnie Henriques accepted the plaque for Woodstock, which won first place for most recycling collected with 421,286 pounds of recyclables.

The city of Canton claimed second place with 225,660 pounds, Holly Springs had 82,301 pounds, Ball Ground took in 32,331 pounds, Waleska recycled 21,335 pounds and Nelson had 4,001 pounds.

The combined total collected by all the cities was 786,914 pounds; more than double the amount that was collected during the event last year.

The city of Waleska again collected the most recycling per capita with 32.8 pounds per resident, as determined based on 2010 Census population figures.

Additional per capita totals included city of Ball Ground with 22.2 pounds per resident, Woodstock with 17.3 pounds per resident, Canton with 9.5 pounds per resident, Holly Springs with 8.8 pounds per resident and the city of Nelson with 3.0 pounds per resident.

The Chamber’s Going Green initiative is to encourage the community to implement green practices which conserve community resources while helping businesses thrive.

To learn more about the Chamber’s Going Green efforts, or to participate in upcoming events, visit www.cherokeechamber.com/green.htm or contact the Chamber at (770) 345-0400.

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