Over 600 entries in County's Earth Day Poster Contest

Iearth-day-postersn its 11th year, Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management’s Earth Day poster contest garnered over 600 entries this year. Sharon Winters, Recycling and Landfill Manager, says that the contest has grown every year. Each student who participates receives an Earth Day gift bag.

The following Gila County Schools participated in the 2017 contest: Pine Strawberry School, Young Public School, Destiny School, Rice Elementary, St. Charles Mission School, High Desert Middle School, Lee Kornegay Intermediate School, and Charles A. Bejarano Elementary School.

The posters are displayed in the lobby of the Gila County Courthouse in Globe and in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in Payson.

Also in honor of Earth Day, Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management hosted a free greenwaste drop-off event at both landfills. At Russell Gulch Landfill in Globe-Miami, 60 vehicles hauled in 13.74 tons of greenwaste. At Buckhead Mesa Landfill, 105 vehicles hauled in 34.5 tons of greenwaste.