Sunday, January 04, 2015 07:00 PM


The rain, wind and clouds did not keep volunteers from collecting Christmas trees and electronics for their Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful recycling event, which reduces landfill pollution and keeps waste out of the community.Organized by Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, volunteers with Dalton-Whitfield Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, Whitfield Public Works Department and reworx all came together Saturday morning at Home Depot on Shugart Road to collect electronics and Christmas trees.  “Christmas tree recycling is just a way to help beautify our community... It’s all part of keeping the community clean and reducing litter and also redirecting waste to the appropriate place so it can be used again,”  Liz Swafford, executive director with Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, said.The Christmas tree recycling event has been a staple in Dalton for nearly 20 years, Swafford said, but a new addition to the event, reworx electronic recycling, has joined for the past four years.Reworx, located in Kennesaw, works with organizations all over the state to recycle old electronics and keep them out of landfills, reworx representative Paul Yarbrough said.Yarbrough said reworx is a division of Nobis Works, also known as the Tommy Nobis Center, which provides job training for individuals with communications and social skills disabilities.Yarbrough said ...

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