Another successful city recycling event

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
May 2, 2018 10:21 a.m.


Fernandina Beach Maintenance Manager Jeremiah Glisson provided his report on the April 28, 2018 Fernandina Beach recycling event via YouTube video.

Close to 1,100 citizens participated in the spring recycle event.  During the event, held at the city’s Maintenance Yard, a steady stream of residents deposited items not eligible for curbside recycling.  Glisson reported that the city collected 40 cubic yards of electronics, 150 yards of hazardous materials (paint, cleaning supplies, etc.), and two tons of tires. The city also collected 10 tons of recycled paper.

To top it all off, recyclers donated over 2,000 pounds of dry/canned goods to Barnabas to help feed the needy in our community.

A job well done by our city, Advanced Disposal, and our residents!

Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.