GreenBack group for August: Recycling Jackson



Our first month of the GreenBack membership drive has ended, and the first group to benefit from new American 1 members is Recycling Jackson.

Recycling Jackson is a local recycling advocacy group focusing on raising awareness of proper waste management and educating Jackson residents about the benefits of recycling. The group is made up of a volunteer board of directors, an education and outreach coordinator, and several staff members that work at RJ’s recycling drop-off site on Monroe St. behind Home Depot.

Recycling Jackson was instrumental in getting the free drop-off stations installed throughout the county, and today is raising awareness about electronics waste (e-waste) recycling through community e-waste drives in partnership with Sam’s Club.

Recycling Jackson thrives on its membership base, who pay dues, as well as grants and donations it gets at e-waste drives.

Membership in Recycling Jackson costs $15 a year, which gets you their quarterly newsletter and free usage of their Monroe St. drop-off site – open the first and third Saturdays of every month.

The group manages a blog (just like us!) for updates and education, and a map of county recycling drop-off sites. They welcome volunteers, and the board meets the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department. You can e-mail them (recyclingjackson [at] yahoo [.] com) for more information.

We had 98 members referred to American 1 in the month of August, which means Recycling Jackson will receive a $200 donation on behalf of the credit union.

Thanks for making this donation possible, and remember – the more members you refer, the better your chances of winning a $500 gas card, and the more we can give away to local green groups fighting the good fight. September’s GreenBack group will be the Dahlem Center, so stay tuned to learn more about them.

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