GREENSUN Recycling: Be Bright, Go Green


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Local businesses have opportunity to Go Green

Frank Mason Robinson (center) displays information from Pratt Recycling in Griffin, regarding their cardboard recycling bins located at their new four-quadrant hub. The hub serves Valdosta, Statesboro, Griffin, and Savannah. Frank Mason and his mother, Patti, were guests of the local Rotary Club at the Rotary monthly meeting. Patti presented information on Pratt recycling opportunities for businesses in Thomaston and introduced their local residential curbside recycling program, Greensun.
by Jane Lee
Published:
Monday, September 15, 2008 8:04 AM CDT
editorial3@thomastontimes.com

At a recent Thomaston-Upson County Rotary Meeting, Patti Robinson and son, Frank Mason Robinson, spoke to the civic group on the importance of bringing recycling to Thomaston.

Patti reported that the effort to push recycling in all Georgia communities falls under the state umbrella of “Beautification” in Governor Sonny Perdue’s Conserve Georgia plan.

The Governor’s “Georgia Recycles”program offers state grants and initiatives to local governments who are willing to make a serious commitment to recycling and conservation.

Large Georgia industry such as Coke and Home Depot are involved as strong proponents of this movement.

Communities throughout Georgia including Griffin and Barnesville are getting in at the ground level and reaping the benefits of support from the Governor’s office.

“As a part of the whole state-wide effort, we need to get in to the stream to get the goodies before they are all given away,” Patti said of the state initiatives.

Frank Mason’s company, Greensun, offers recycling options for locals interesting in residential conservation efforts.

A curbside service, Greensun supplies collection bags for “single-stream” recycling and home pick up service for a nominal monthly fee. Greensun proceeds are donated to the Gilmore Center.

Barnesville City Manager, Kenny Roberts, and Lamar County made the commitment to Go Green and instigated a mandated recycling program.

Griffin offers a progressive conservation plan. Pratt Industries Recycling (out of Atlanta) has established a large four quadrant recycling hub site in Griffin.

Pratt offers an additional option to residential recycling for surrounding communities.

Interested businesses have the opportunity to purchase a recycling bin which is collected by the Griffin hub.

Pratt has offered Thomaston 100 of their red bins for local businesses, reducing regular garbage by as much as half.

This offer includes pickup and free bins for all schools in the county. For more information, go to: greensunrecycling.com.

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