City, Speedway expand recycling program

A recycling pilot program at three area Speedway gas stations has proven successful enough that the company is expanding it to 13 more sites, city and company officials announced Monday.

The pilot program began in May 2009 as the initiative of two interns, Elizabeth Rebmann and Natalie Cooke, working in the city's Division of Waste Management. It resulted in more than 2,200 pounds of recycled materials during a 10-week period.