Third graders at Madison County’s five elementary schools visited the county transfer station this week to learn about the importance of recycling and not littering, as well as where their trash goes after they throw it in a trash can.
“If we teach the children in lower grades what to do, this is something they can carry throughout their lives,” said Madison County transfer station director Sandra Webb, regarding the Keep Madison County Beautiful Third Grade Environmental Summit. “Everyone needs to know what happens to their trash in Madison County. Trash doesn’t stop when you drop it in the trash can.”
Madison County superintendent Dr. Allen McCannon attended the event.
“As citizens, we all feel recycling and protecting the environment are important and this annual event will go a long way toward instilling that in our students,” said McCannon.
BOC chairman Anthony Dove was also on hand. He likened recycling and proper waste disposal to learning to put on a seat belt, a healthy habit to include in your life.
“We’re all creatures of habit and if we can start kids early on to get in the habit of recycling, they’ll carry that on their whole life,” said Dove.
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