Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Transfer Station Crew reduces waste, saves $

 

August 13, 2020

A cardboard recycling bin has been placed at the Lewis County Courthouse for public use. Pictured, left, Commissioner Jim Grinder, Lewis County Mayor Jonah Keltner, Commissioner Larry Hensley, Landfill Attendant Jason Drum, Commissioner Wendell Kelley with Solid Waste Director Bradley Loveless. The public is requested to break down cardboard and to deposit only clean cardboard at the court house.

By Jonah Keltner,

Lewis County Mayor

Solid Waste Director Bradley Loveless and his landfill attendants continue to make huge strides in reducing, reusing and recycling at our Transfer Station.

In July of 2019, the Transfer Station sent out 29 trailers of garbage to the Decatur County Landfill. In July of 2020, the Transfer Station only sent out 21 trailers of garbage to the Marshall County Landfill.

That's a reduction of two trailers per week from this time last year. And in July of 2019, the average trailer weighed just over 22 tons...so that's nearly $10,000 in savings in just one mo...



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