SSU and City of Savannah Team Up for Recycling Day Event Tomorrow

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Savannah State University and the City of Savannah will host a recycling day event on Wednesday, November 15. The environmental science department at SSU has partnered with city officials to urge residents to recycle paper, plastic, glass and cooking grease by bringing items to SSU campus, in front of Tiger Arena, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

De’Anna Franklin, environmental compliance inspector for the City of Savannah, underlines the importance of recycling cooking oil and grease. “The City of Savannah annually experiences over 80 overflows within communities due to grease blockages. It can cause adverse health effects and can be detrimental to the Savannah River. Public education is necessary to assist in preserving the environment from hazards and remain sustainable for future generations.”

Sue Ebanks, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental sciences, wants this to be the first of many cooperative events with city services. “This activity focuses on keeping grease and oils out of our drains and is in alignment with our community efforts to reduce negative impacts on the environment. The environmental science program at SSU will continue to promote collaborations with the city in its efforts to keep Savannah beautiful.”

All residents are encouraged to bring listed recyclables during the collection event. For questions about recyclable items, contact De’Anna Franklin at 912-651-6620 x 1002 or dfrankin@savannahga.gov.