Paper recycling was initiated at the Registry of Deeds in 2009. Brought forward by the Registry’s Green Building Committee, our volume continues to steadily increase. Enhanced by the Committee’s innovative ideas, such as Holiday Season Clean-out days, Earth Day themed Spring Cleaning days, and other promotions, the paper from the Registry’s three locations, the Plymouth County Commissioner’s and Treasurer’s offices, as well as paper brought in by our employees take a lot of material out of the refuse stream. The 19.10 tons of paper recycled in 2011, jumped to 26.04 tons for 2012.
We have reduced the amount of refuse at our buildings by approximately 75%, reducing disposal costs. We celebrate these accomplishments with special green “dress down” days when we come to work in green clothing to demonstrate our commitment to protecting our environment. Thank you to our Green Building Committee and everyone who helps out in this and other “green” initiatives.
Members of our Green Building Committee: John Zigouras, Chair, Barbara Bardon, Beth Sheibley-Goldrosen, Gina Clark, Sue Wood, Greg White and Chris Grasso.