East Peoria Green Team held a glass recycling event on June 3, 2017 from 8:30 to 11:30 am. This event was held at the FOLEPI parking lot in East Peoria, IL. Starting at 8:30 am, the recycling-conscious public was lining up with their bottles and jars. There was a steady flow of cars all through the morning.
East Peoria Community High School had several members of the HOPE Club on hand to unload the glass items out of trucks and cars. Elena Wolff, Clarice Wolff, Ashlea Yoder, and Lexi Dorch were a lively group and a great help to the cause. Special thanks to Martin Hobbs, Science Department Lead teacher from EPCHS, for his ongoing efforts to inspire young people and to support recycling efforts of the East Peoria Green Team.
East Peoria Green greatly appreciates the support of East Peoria City officials for supporting this event. We would also like to thank Dave Schaab, of Waste Management, for their help in putting our glass recycling events into action. Many persons dropping off glass asked when the next collection would take place.
Thanks to Linda Tiller who arrived early to set up the event and Shelly Farmer who recently joined the group. Thanks to Lori Wolff, a long-time member, who made sure that the glass was not contaminated with unrecyclable items.
Very special thanks to Bob Jorgensen whose vision lights the recycling path for all of us to follow.
The East Peoria Green Team website is www.eastpeoriagreen.com and like us on Facebook “EastPeoriaGreenTeam”, this will allow residents to follow what the group is doing or join and be a part of this group.