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Alcoa awards $20,000 for RISD recycling project


Alcoa business support supervisor Karolyn Puccio, Alcoa spokesperson Jim Hodson, Rockdale Junior High math and science coordinator Cheryln Ellis and RISD Supt. Dr. Howell Wright celebrate the company’s $20,000 recycling project grant to the school district. Alcoa business support supervisor Karolyn Puccio, Alcoa spokesperson Jim Hodson, Rockdale Junior High math and science coordinator Cheryln Ellis and RISD Supt. Dr. Howell Wright celebrate the company’s $20,000 recycling project grant to the school district. Alcoa Foundation has awarded Rockdale ISD a $20,000 grant to assist the district in implementing a recycling program. Several student organizations will help manage the project, including the collection of aluminum cans at school sporting events.

Students will take part in this recycling program, which will include citywide and school-wide recycling of printer cartridges, small electronics, aluminum cans and paper.

“Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Rockdale Operations are proud to be a part of this recycling effort. Recycling is one of the best ways for us to have a positive influence on the world and an impact in the communities in which we live. Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today,” Alcoa spokesperson Jim Hodson said.

“We invite the community to join us in recycling paper, cans, printer cartridges and small electronics,” Cheryln Ellis, Math and Science Coordinator for RISD, said.


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The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


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