Adams County recycling efforts to continue

Published 11:58 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NATCHEZ — Though recycling in the county has ceased, the effort has not.

Three members of the Green Alliance met Tuesday evening to discuss where the program should go after Bubba Kaiser of Natchez Metals and Recycling closed, saying the business wasn’t profitable.

At the last meeting, chair of the recycling effort Dickey King said he was going to reopen a line of communication with Pancho James of Sumrall Recycling.

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King said he was going to discuss rebooting recycling in the county with James and would present his findings to the committee at its regular scheduled meeting the following month.

King, however, was not present at Tuesday’s meeting.

Still, those that were there came up with a game plan.

“I think there is still that interest,” Green Alliance member Steve McNerney said.

He said there needs to be more organization within the committee — officers, agendas, set meeting dates — which will make it easier to get the community involved.

And from there, the committee will do everything it can to help Adams County become green.

McNerney gave ideas such as education in the schools, having an Earth Day celebration, and other Earth-friendly ideas.

Green Alliance member Ruth Nichols said education in the schools is important.

“When the children start talking about this at home is when it starts happening,” she said.

McNerney said even if there can’t be recycling right now because the economy has made it to where it doesn’t turn a profit, the Green Alliance should still do everything it can to make Natchez aware of the benefits of recycling.