Calusa Garden Club will meet on Monday, February 13 at 1:15 PM to learn about “Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling” from Margie Hapke, Collier County recycling coordinator. Hapke has been with the Department of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management of the Public Utilities Department of Collier County since 2002. As recycling coordinator, one of Ms. Hapke’s goals is to reach out to Collier County residents to educate them about the importance of recycling as a means of keeping waste out of our landfills.
Recycling is not only good for the environment, it also minimizes landfill use. Collier County owns its own landfill, and owning the landfill contributes to keeping our county’s waste disposal costs lower than those of many other Florida counties. According to Hapke, Collier County residents pay an average of $180 per year for waste disposal while many residents of east coast Florida counties pay as much as $900 per year for this service because their counties must pay for landfill space.
Calusa Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Business meetings begin at 12:30 PM and programs begin at 1:15 PM. Calusa Garden Club welcomes visitors interested in our educational programs and visitors interested in membership. Contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the club’s website, calusa.org. Visit our Facebook page, Calusa Garden Club.