Recognition highlights DeKalb’s long history of recycling, sustainability
In recognition of “America Recycles Day” on Nov. 15, Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) was honored by DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May and the Board of Commissioners during the Nov. 18 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Responsible for educational outreach to drive recycling awareness and program signups, KDB has secured more than 15,000 new DeKalb County subscribers to county recycling programs since January 2014. KDB also recently formed a partnership with DeKalb County Schools to provide new and interesting programming in the classroom related to recycling. Known as “DeKalb Makes Recycling Simple,” the partnership was celebrated last week in a special ceremony, which honored the 17 schools in the program that recycled more than 100,000 pounds of recycling in total during a month period. KDB plans to expand “DeKalb Makes Recycling Simple” to 10,000 classrooms at 139 schools throughout DeKalb County by the fall of 2015.