Recycling event set Friday

The first of what Jefferson County officials hope will be several recycling youth awareness programs will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Highland Missionary Baptist Church at West 13th Avenue and Peach Street.

Young people who bring two recyclable items — paper, cardboard, plastic or metal — will receive a hot dog with refreshments, according to a flier from the County Judge’s Office and Jefferson County Recycling.

Linda Bobo, who works in that office, said Friday’s event is a “trial run and we hope it goes over well.”

She said if it does, the recycling department plans to hold two more events during the summer, then gear up for the start of school to teach young people about the importance of recycling.

“We are going to try and reach the younger kids and get them excited about recycling,” Bobo said.

She said ministers in the area passed out the fliers to their congregations. Roberta, the recycling robot, is expected to be on hand for the event.