Two recycling initiatives are being credited with the removal of 25 tons of waste in Mecklenburg County.
According to the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board, a program developed by the county to shred and recycle sensitive documents netted 23 tons of recyclables Saturday at the county’s four full-service recycling centers.
Four hundred residents recycled approximately 13,000 pounds of paper at the north Mecklenburg recycling center, 350 residents recycled 11,000 pounds of paper at the Foxhole recycling center, 220 residents recycled 17,000 pounds of paper at the Hickory Grove center and 123 residents recycled 5,000 pounds of paper in west Mecklenburg.
Also, on Nov. 7, Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful recycled 30 percent of waste from the Carolina Panthers game against the New Orleans Saints. Volunteers gathered 2.32 tons of trash at the game.
So far this season, volunteers have recycled 13.28 tons of waste at Panthers home games.
Last season, more than 30 tons — more than 30 percent of waste — was recycled during home games.
Tara Ramsey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.