Go Green

 
Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford has initiated The “Go-Green” Program
 

Phase one will involve obtaining grant money to purchase a Document Imaging System. This system will allow the Sheriff’s Office to eventually go paperless, saving money and more importantly, our natural resources.


Phase two of Sheriff Weatherford’s plan consist of recycling all of the recyclable material from the Office and the Jail.

 
 
 

 Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford: Go Green Recycling Program

 

Phase two of Sheriff Weatherford’s plan consist of recycling all of the recyclable material from the Office and the Jail. Items to be recycled are cardboard, plastics, paper and cans. Phase two of the Sheriff’s “Go-Green” plan went into effect on 03-14-2011.
Sheriff Weatherford conducted a three week test to see exactly how much material the Office and Jail would produce during that period. During this initial three week test, over 2500 lbs of cardboard and over 1,000 lbs of tin were recycled.   These items were sold to recycling businesses resulting in $192.00 being returned to the county general fund. Sheriff Weatherford estimates $300 to $400 per month may be turned back to the county general fund due to his recycling plan.
 The facts concerning recycling are eye opening. For every ton of paper or cardboard recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved. Recycling paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp. Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water, and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.   Recycling metal is also a great benefit to our planet, it saves energy, reduces pollution, conserves raw material, decreases mining damage and conserves landfill space.
Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford has initiated phase two of his “Go-Green” plan. Phase one involved obtaining grant money to purchase a Document Imaging System. This system will allow the Sheriff’s Office to eventually go paperless, saving money and more importantly, our natural resources.
Phase two of Sheriff Weatherford’s plan consist of recycling all of the recyclable material from the Office and the Jail. Items to be recycled are cardboard, plastics, paper and cans. Phase two of the Sheriff’s “Go-Green” plan went into effect on 03-14-2011.
Sheriff Weatherford conducted a three week test to see exactly how much material the Office and Jail would produce during that period. During this initial three week test, over 2500 lbs of cardboard and over 1,000 lbs of tin were recycled.   These items were sold to recycling businesses resulting in $192.00 being returned to the county general fund. Sheriff Weatherford estimates $300 to $400 per month may be turned back to the county general fund due to his recycling plan.
 The facts concerning recycling are eye opening. For every ton of paper or cardboard recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved. Recycling paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp. Recycling one ton of paper saves 682.5 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water, and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.   Recycling metal is also a great benefit to our planet, it saves energy, reduces pollution, conserves raw material, decreases mining damage and conserves landfill space.