Eric Kolb explains recycling to Progressive Study Club
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The meeting of the Progressive Study Club, was held at the International House on Oct. 3, with Mary L. White serving as hostess.

Mary L. White introduced the guest speaker, Eric Kolb, Municipal Marketing Manager, Republic Services.  Mr. Kolb stated that the intent of the landfills were to keep things in the landfills because space is limited and eventually we would run out of space for garbage.  The stated that there were four types of garbage and described the different types and their attributes. 

He explained the efforts made at the landfill to keep the environment safe such as the use of clay, geothermal liners, then plastic liners and sand.  He stated that the water from runoff is tested every three months.

Mr. Kolb reiterated that we should reuse, reduce and recycle and gave examples of how the club members could do this to help preserve natural resources.

He explained what was acceptable for our local recycling and what should go in the garbage.  He stated that paint could be accepted, but should be allowed to dry up first.  Coat hangers should be taken to dry cleaners or thrift stores.

President Barry read the resignation of Elaine Glass.  Motion was seconded and approved to accept this resignation with regret.

Mary L. White was appointed to serve on the Audit Committee along with Mary Jane Peters.  The books will be audited at the end of this administration.

It was agreed that the next meeting would be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m.  After that all meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The December Meeting will be held Dec. 3, at 11:30 at the Victorian Inn for the Christmas Party.  An ornaments swap will be the program.  Bring an ornament.
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