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 width=Shelby Electric Cooperative's Power of Green recycling program is holding a recycler appreciation celebration on Saturday, July 9, from 8:00 a.m. to noon to celebrate one year of recycling.

“It's just a small celebration to acknowledge the accomplishments and efforts that have been made by everyone associated with this program,” said Monica Tomblin, Power of Green Coordinator. “We truly have been honored to host a program that has brought recycling back to Shelbyville and its surrounding areas. We have had such positive feedback, and everyone has been very respectful and supportive of the program.”

On July 9 at their east building on Route 16, Shelby Electric will be giving away a Power of Green recycling tote to each recycler that day, while supplies last, and serving pizza slices generously donated by the Shelbyville Monical's pizza - a proud recycler - from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

Since its opening day on July 10, 2010, Shelby Electric's Power of Green has collected over 38 tons of material to be recycled.

“We are so proud of that number and know this next year will be even bigger,” notes Tomblin.

Shelby Electric collects the material at their building on East Route 16 (home to PWR-net Wireless Broadband). Collection hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Shelby Electric is now driving the material to Community Resource, Inc. in Urbana to be processed. “This program would not have been possible without the grant money we received last year from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,” adds Tomblin. “They paid the upfront costs for the recycling trailers and bins, fencing and security cameras located on site.”

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