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New bins let Gregg County Courthouse employees recycle trash

New bins let Gregg County Courthouse employees recycle trash
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 7:19pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 19, 2013 - 7:29pm

The Gregg County Courthouse got a little greener recently with bins for employees to recycle their cans, bottles, plastic and paper.

County Judge Bill Stoudt said the two to three receptacles on each floor of the downtown courthouse are the latest element of a countywide cleanup strategy.

“We’re kind of still in this brand new mode,” Stoudt said. “We’re just getting our feet wet. We hope to expand it.”

Courthouse denizens are beginning to catch the green fever, slowly, with the two-week-old recycle bins. One outside of Stoudt’s third-floor office held a small pile of recycleables Friday but was far from full.

“It’s going to take time,” he said.

The recycling bins, which will be emptied into their own Dumpster and toted to Rivers Recycling by Allied Waste, are part of a larger beautification effort by county commissioners.

Continue reading this story from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal here.

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