WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Solid Waste Management District Board held their November meeting on Nov. 15.
KC Recycling Depot had a record year for America Recycles Day, which they held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. This included 128 visitors and sales of approximately $500 at the Eco Store, located inside the Depot.
Twenty-three flags were collected as well as 14 fluorescents, four sharps and nine batteries. Forty-seven customers brought in electronics. Seventeen of those 47 customers were veterans, and KC offered a discount to the veterans. There was also a food collection.
Girl Scout Troop 158 came to help with the collecting.
KC Recycling Depot featured the question: “Reducing food waste by 20 percent in America would provide enough food to feed how many people?” The answer: 25 million. Brenda Bethel was the winner with a guess of 30 million.
Other items discussed:
- 2016 Educator Report with featured lesson offerings.
- KC Recycling Depot will be partnering with a new company this year for their annual shoe drive. They will be working with a company called Changing Footprints, based out of Indianapolis.
- There was a discussion regarding employee health insurance. It was proposed that this be reviewed at the July meeting after seeing what changes may take place regarding the healthcare system in the next six months.
- The meeting schedule for next year was approved.
- Next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. (Christmas lunch)