The Howard County Children’s Center accepted a $2000 grant from Weyerhaeuser on Friday, October 29th to expand the center’s recycling program into the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas. According to Assistant Director Rose Ray, bins have been purchased and will be placed at the Nashville and De Queen college campuses. They will be used to recycle a variety of office waste, including magazines, newspapers and copy paper. Once the bins are filled up, they’ll be taken to the children’s center for recycling. A number of area school districts have similar programs already in place with the Howard County Children’s Center. Nashville CCCUA campus director Mike Kinkade and Weyerhaeuser Human Resource Manager Debbie Burke was on hand for the grant presentation.
Several clients of the Howard County Children’s Center enjoyed a night out at Diamond Park Speedway, located in-between Nashville and Murfreesboro, on June 25, 2011.
Tuesday, June 7 – A new recycling center located at the Millwood State Park and Yarborough Landing, operated by the Howard County Children’s Center, opened on June 7. According to HCCC Assistant Director Rose Ray the expansion now extends the recycling center to Little River County with the help of a grant from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality in the amount of $22,000. With grant funding HCCC has built a drop-off collection for newspapers and cardboard. Ray says it will reduce waste and provide more work/income for clients at the Children’s Center. She says the center already makes collections from businesses and schools in several other area counties. The center’s office waste and electronic recycling has seen a large increase in volume.
The Millwood Recycling Center is now open at Millwood State Park (Photo courtesy Jan Jenkins)
Millwood Recycling Center @ Millwood State Park, Ashdown, Arkansas
A $22,000 grant from ADEQ’s Solid Waste & Recycling Grants Program, administered by Upper SW RSWMD (Regional Solid Waste Material District) from Nashville, AR was approved to fund a recycling drop-off collection center to be located at Millwood State Park. The collection center will benefit a SW Arkansas 3 county region (Little River, Howard & Hempstead) and will be open to the public. The collection center is prepared to handle 4 recyclable items in separate bins: Paper (newspaper/magazines/office paper), Cardboard, Plastic bottles and Aluminum cans. Continue reading