A contest to see which city can collect the most recyclables is under way in Cherokee County. AJC FILE

Cherokee cities compete in recycling contest

Five cities in Cherokee County are competing in the 7th Annual Mayors’ Recycling Challenge of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee to determine which community can collect the most recyclables, overall and per capita.

Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Waleska and Woodstock are competing. The contest started June 1 and goes through the months of June and July.

Santek Waste Services of Georgia and Waste Management are working with the chamber by tracking curbside and large container weigh slips. Awards will be given for the most pounds collected overall and per capita and the most improved city.

The initiative, officials said, “is aimed at sparking continued awareness surrounding community recycling while spurring a little friendly competition among the cities involved.” Information: https://bit.ly/2swSVvf

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