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2 Rivers Industries receives solid waste grant

The Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District awarded 2 Rivers Industries $63,037.22 in grant funds to support their glass recycling projects and installing safety equipment. Pictured, from left: Ashley Long, Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments solid waste planner; Melonie Nevels, project manager, 2 Rivers Industries; and Steve Begley, Marion County Western District Commissioner.
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Posted: Feb. 25, 2020 2:00 pm

HANNIBAL | The Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District awarded 2 Rivers Industries $63,037 in grant funds to support the organization's glass recycling and implementation of security equipment.

2 River Industries used the grant funds to purchase four glass grinders, generators, sand screen, security cameras, a security cage and a shredder. The glass grinders and sand screen are being used to recycle glass into sand for multiple uses. The shredder will be utilized in the recycling paper program located inside the security cage. This new piece of equipment is coupled with the security cameras to help ensure all paperwork is secure until it is shredded. “This grant provided 2 Rivers Industries with the ability to offer glass recycling to Hannibal in a way that many have never seen,” said Melonie Nevels, project manager. “We appreciate the support of the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District in this important effort to keep recycling relevant.”

The Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District Region G is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and is governed by county commissioners from seven counties, including Marion County Western District Commissioner Steve Begley. Administration for the District is provided by the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments located in Perry.

“The district was thrilled to take part in helping 2 Rivers Industries with new equipment to further their recycling efforts,” said Ashley Long, district planner for the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District.

 

 

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