The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Going Green Committee has concluded their Seventh Annual Mayors’ Recycling Challenge, which challenged cities in Cherokee County to encourage their residents to recycle during the months of June and July. Santek Waste Services of Georgia and Waste Management partnered with the Chamber on this event.
The winning cities for total pounds recycled, most pounds collected per capita, and the highest percentage increase over last year were recently awarded. The City of Woodstock collected the most recycling, which totaled 508,000 pounds, followed by City of Canton with 348,280 pounds, Waleska with 86,100 pounds, and Ball Ground with 61,720 pounds. The combined total collected by all cities was 1,004,100 pounds.
For the seventh consecutive year, Waleska collected the most recycling per capita with 97.95 pounds per resident, which was determined based on 2017 U.S. Census population estimates.
Canton was recognized for having the highest percentage increase of collected recyclables over the previous year. This year, Canton collected 348,280 pounds, which is an 11.6 percent increase over last year’s 312,080 pounds.