Rawlins recognized for increasing recycling in 2014


RAWLINS, (AP) – The city of Rawlins has been recognized for increasing its amount of recycling done in 2014.
Interwest Paper Inc./The Pro Recycling Group recognized Rawlins last week for taking in 122.2 tons of paper, 90.71 tons of cardboard, 9.72 tons of plastic, 19.35 tons of metal and 19.61 tons of glass last year.

Recycling Superintendent Marty Holloway says the increase in recycling can be attributed to new programs and word of mouth.

While 2014’s showing was an uptick from 2013, the city is still going strong. Rawlins broke its record for most recyclable material collected in a month in August with more than 111,300 pounds. The previous record was just over 110,997, set in May