A cleaner environment is on its way to the mountains as efforts are underway to reduce waste in a local landfill.
Pikeville Medical Center in partnership with Pike County’s department of solid waste is kicking off a recycling partnership that is expected to reduce waste by almost 110,000 pounds.
Hospital officials say the recycling efforts will include disposing of all cardboard, plastic, and aluminum cans to a recycling bin as well as placing automatic towel dispensers, faucets, and flushers to all public rest rooms to cut back on waste.
Walter E. May, Pikeville Medical Center President, says, “The same passion that drives our more than seventeen hundred health care professionals to provide excellent care each day drives our commitment to be a good corporate citizen as well.”
Pikeville Medical Center hosted a kickoff to the program yesterday afternoon after receiving a one-hundred and seventy-five thousand dollar federal grant.