The Times West Virginian

December 30, 2012

Recycling bins in place at NMHS

By Mary Wade Burnside
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — New recycling bins at North Marion High School should be better monitored than a previous site because students in an environmental club will keep an eye out to make sure the area does not get littered.

The bins, placed on the campus before the school let out for the holidays, also gives the school a place to recycle paper without having to transport the items very far.

“We had one before in Mannington but it just wasn’t working out,” said Bobbi Benson, executive director of the Marion County Solid Waste Authority.

Garbage littered the area around the bins at the Mannington Senior Center, she added.

But with North Marion’s Going Green club monitoring the new bins, the situation will be a win-win, she added.

Most of the bins at the site are new, purchased with a $13,900 grant from the West Virginia Solid Waste Management Board. One of the four bins from Allied Waste, the company that originally oversaw all the county’s recycling efforts, has been repainted and relabeled, Benson said.

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