GREENSUN Recycling: Be Bright, Go Green

Greensun Recycling Invites Recycle Fans to “Growing Up Green” at The Rock Ranch by greensunventures
You are invited to “Growing Up Green” a fun event at The Rock Ranch” on Saturday, October 24, 2009, featuring Bob and Larry of Veggie Tales. Admission is $14.00 and children 3 and under are free. The time is 10 am to 10 pm and you may enter the Veggie 500 Race to build a racer from veggies, meet State of Georgia’s Tommy Krenshaw, and much more fun.

Get Your Picture Made with Tommy Krenshaw
We want you to Become a Recycle Fan and on Growing up
Green Day, join Greensun Recycling, Quad Graphics and MOMS Club to help Recycle Man bring curbside recycling to Thomaston, GA. 
Greenusn Recycling says Thank You to 
State of Georgia, Grant Winning Griffin Recycle Hub
The Rock Ranch
Quad Graphics 
& MOMS Club of Griffin/Thomaston Area
 It’s Girl Scout Day at The Rock Ranch– and Quad Graphics, Tommy Krenshaw, Veggie Tales and MOMS Club of Griffin/Thomaston Area will be there! – Be Bright, Go Green with lots of fun and Eco-Friendly Veggies and Recycling Fans. 



Follow-up Links


Tommy Krenshaw, You Gotta Be Kidding!  Tommy believes when we trash this planet, he can move to another one.  Help Recycle Man convince Tommy to “Be Bright, Go Green” and bring curbside recycling to Thomaston!


Meet Tommy Krenshaw, a lame non-recycler.

Meet Tommy Krenshaw, a lame non-recycler.


Greensun Recycling and Quad Graphics Boost Recycling at Thomaston Georgia Fall Fest by greensunventures
Greensun Recycling and Quad Graphics introduce Tommy Krenshaw at Thomaston, GA Fall Fest.
Frank Robinson, Greensun Recycling, & Kris Thomas, Quad Graphics, introduce Tommy Krenshaw at Thomaston, GA Fall Fest.

October 10, 2009

Thomaston, GA Fall Fest

Greensun Recycling Encourages Single Stream Recycling by greensunventures

Greensun Tours SP Single Stream MRF by greensunventures

aa940467Thank you to Jesse Tiffany at SP for our tour yesterday of the SP Forest Park Materials Recovery Facility.  We were interested to see the bales of plastics that have been recovered from single stream recyclables and ready for sale.

Greensun Joy Over Barnesville Recycle Center Upgrade by greensunventures

Greensun visited the recently upgraded Lamar County Recycle Center. Lamar County is now working to recycle in the Griffin Hub Single Stream recycling program. Dependable Waste is the hauler. Pratt Recycling serves as the Materials Recovery Facility.  The successful upgrade is managed by Mr. Larry Johnson, a leader in recycling best practices.  It is a joy to see this recycle center come on board with the State of Georgia Recycle Hub program. The Griffin Hub program was introduced to Barnesville during  Summer, 2008 with Greensun facilitating education and development.  We believe Lamar County provides an excellent model for Georgia towns moving forward with single stream and cardboard recycling efforts.

Greensun also enjoyed a lovely visit with the owner of the newly opened Maxi’s. We highly recommend this delightful locally owned and operated establishment.

Greensun Admires Kevin Barkley, Recycling Guru by greensunventures


Barkley wins SWANA recycling award

By Jane Lee
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:17 AM EST
The Georgia SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) awards for 2008 were announced recently, naming Thomastonian Kevin Barkley as the 2007 Solid Waste Professional in the Public Sector.
Barkley has been employed for over 15 years as Assistant Director of Solid Waste for the City of Griffin.

“Kevin’s greatest accomplishment to date is the very successful city-wide implementation of the mandatory recycling program. More than 8,500 households had to be phased in for recycling pickup.
Kevin has been a member of the Georgia Chapter of SWANA since 1993.”
The Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) serves over 250 members as a leading professional association for networking, training, and development in the solid waste field.
Barkley will pick up the award this week at Sea Palms Golf Resort.
Additionally, the City of Griffin’s Solid Waste Department was named second place for the Georgia SWANA Outstanding Recycling Program for 2008 and won Outstanding Collection System.
The first and only recycling program of its kind in Georgia, the City of Griffin has a “mandatory” program for city residential customers and commercial customers who utilize City garbage containers.

Griffin purchased and distributed 7,500, 35-gallon roll cart containers to be used for storing recyclable for pickup to each Griffin single-family residence and every business using garbage containers issued by the city.

Affixed to the top of each of these containers is a guide telling what recyclable may be placed in the carts.

The “single sort recycling” program makes it easier for citizens to participate. Under the Griffin recycling program, Solid Waste customers place recycling container son the street curb next to garbage container on collection days.

Griffin held several open houses, ran articles and inserted flyers in the local newspaper announcing the new program.

Revenues from the sale of the recyclable collected help to offset the additional cost to the City.

Educating is a continuous and important aspect of the Griffin’s program.

The City of Griffin collects waste once a week from more than 7,500 single-family households, 2,500 multi-family households, 1,500 commercial customers, and 50 industrial customers.

An additional 4,000 tons per year of yard trimmings is collected using vacuum trucks.

Forty employees work to collect 27,500 tons of waste and 1,200 tons of single-stream recyclable per year.

The City of Griffin continues to be the area leader waste collections, obtaining approximately 90 percent of all commercial contracts.

Griffin has made offers to Thomaston to work with this City in picking up recyclable items should Thomaston decide to “go green”.

Please visit: for more information on local recycling – Go Green – opportunities.

SWANA stated, “Kevin consistently shows his dedication and professionalism on a daily basis.

Greensun Presents Recycling to School Board and Receives Approval by greensunventures
Greensun Recycle Man

Greensun Recycle Man

Pratt Community Recycling Video on Broadcast Atlanta.

“Catch the Cycle” Recycling Program Thomaston Upson Schools launch.

The Thomaston Upson School Board gave approval to Greensun to move forward with a recycling program in the schools. On Friday, November 14th a recycle bin will be placed in every classroom in Upson County for an America Recycles Day Celebration. Following this as support for teachers, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs will hold Teacher Development to better prepare teachers to “Catch the Cycle.” It was approved that funds earned from the sale of collected recyclables will go towards an Earth Day green environmental project in the schools. The Griffin Hub will service the outside recycle bins as part of the Thomaston program with Pratt Recycling. Mrs. Karen Truesdale, Director of Public Relations, Thomaston-Upson Schools facilitated this cooperative private public partnership effort. Greensun and the Thomaston Upson community continue to step in the right direction in recycling and beautification.

Georgia Green and Healthy Schools

Greensun EE Page

EE in Georgia Green & Healthy Lesson Plans