MacDill's first recycle team: part two

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  • By Airman 1st Class Tori Schultz
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing public affairs
"The most enjoyable part of the dorm recycle team is seeing the numbers increase and knowing that we are doing something good for the base," said Airman 1st Class Brandi Graves, dorm recycle team lead. "It's an awesome feeling! I love knowing the recycle team has a positive impact."

It has been six months since the dorm recycle team started, and they have collected 4,000 pounds of recyclables and made $720 for the base recycling fund.

"The base has gone from a 40 percent recycling rate to 47 percent," said Graves. "The base's goal is to be at 50 percent by the end of 2014."

Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. the team meets at building 253 and works their way down the dorms. Dorm residents put their recyclables outside their doors to be picked up and the team records the weight for each dorm.

Graves is working with the base recycling agency to receive more recycling bins and distribute them throughout the dorms and residents to help contain all of their recyclables.

"All the Airmen on the team do an extremely amazing job," said Graves. "They come out almost every single Wednesday and help do something good for the dorm area."