2008-06-26 / News

Recycling audit offered to island businesses

The town hosted a recycling workshop June 12 for the purpose of educating and improving the recycling efforts of three major components of the community.

Mary Ann Remolador, the assistant director of the Northeast Recycling Council, with the assistance of Mike Mesolella, the recycling coordinator of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, conducted this workshop for the town offices, bu sinesses an d th e Ja mestown School system.

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in notifying the business community of this valuable workshop.

About 25 members of the community attended the session. The schools were well represented as was the municipal operation, business and interested private citizens. Representatives from Island Rubbish were also in attendance and reaffirmed th eir co mmitment to wo rk wi th the town and the community to improve recycling island wide.

An important outcome of the workshop was the offer by Mike Mesolella of the RIRRC to visit local business to conduct a waste audit for the purpose of reducing the amount of garbage going to the landfill and in turn increasing the materials going into the town's recycling program.

Any business that would like to take advantage of this opportunity to conduct a waste audit can contact Councilman Bill Kelly at 423- 0385.

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