Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Metro Recycling Partners with Porter Parks Department

On July 11, 2014, the Town of Porter Parks Department and Metro Recycling partnered together for a town recycling drive. The residents of Porter collected cans, newspaper, cardboard, steel and much more, all which were put toward the Parks Department Summer Camp field trip. 
Metro Recycling was excited to present the Town of Porter Parks Department with a check for $125.00 on August 12, 2014. The items collected by friends, families and members of the community made a great impact not only on the summer camp, but also on the environment. 
In addition to the recycling drive, Metro Recycling also had the opportunity to present the summer camp attendees with a recycling presentation. Metro’s Education Director, LaRae Dykstra, spoke to the students about the importance of recycling as well as what happens to our environment when we choose not recycle. Dykstra also brought along a special friend, Scrappy the Turtle. Scrappy provided an educational packet for each student, which included a recycling activity book, magnet, recycling hero capes and a reusable bag. To close out the morning, students had the opportunity to create their very own recycling turtle. 

As a company, Metro Recycling recognizes the importance of community involvement. Metro Recycling strives to educate the community on the importance of recycling by partnering with community members, non-profits, schools and many more. For more information on Metro, their community outreach programs or how you can get involved, visit their website at