The Conway Sanitation Department is doing well, director Cheryl Harrington said, and despite the market for recyclables being "horrible right now along with the rest of the economy," and free volunteer labor from Faulkner County Detention Facility inmates being rather lacking during colder days, recycling efforts continue onwards and upwards.
When communities ask the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
about starting recycling programs, Harrington
said, they're being told to call Conway.
A 10-pound pile of unsavory-looking white stuff on the floor was suspected by some council members to be the proverbial droppings of the often-mentioned but seldom-discussed white elephant in the room.
The mysterious stuff turned out to be the end product of 20 cubic yards of Styrofoam passed through the innards of the department's new Styrofoam densifyer, Harrington
explained, and the department can sell it for 15 cents a pound.
There's even been some talk of switching household bins: Green for recyclables and blue for rubbish, Harrington