HomeIdeasThe Greenest City in West Virginia? George October 22, 2015 4 Editor’s Note: This is the first contribution from George Kellas. George won the Show of Hands event in September. His winning project aims to document Wheeling through film and digital media. Did you know the city of Wheeling, WV only recycles 5% of its garbage? Scrappy Pappy’s aims to make Wheeling the greenest city in West Virginia by recycling a huge portion of what used to make its way to landfills. They recycle everything from metals, to plastics, and paper products. It’s extremely simple to get involved. Just bag up all your recyclables, drop off at Scrappy’s and they’ll take care of the rest! Fun Fact: This year Scrappy Pappy’s has recycled an average of 20,000 pounds of trash a week. As an individual, you can get involved by recycling with Scrappy’s and spreading the word. If you are a business, reach out to Scott Ludolph, and see if he can save you time and money by picking your trash up on location! To find out more about Scrappy Pappy’s watch the video below: Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Jay D. October 22, 2015 That’s good to hear Steve., thanks. Maybe it was back at the time when glass and cardboard (I don’t think plastic was ever allowed) were in the midst of being disallowed in the bins. Log in to Reply Jay D. October 22, 2015 I vividly remember the author’s late father expounding on this very subject on his radio show. He was shocked and irate about some information he had received that “not all” of the contents in Wheeling’s ubiquitous red and blue recycling bins gets recycled. To this day I often think about that and wonder too when I’m dragging my bin to the curb. Log in to Reply Steve Novotney October 22, 2015 Jay – while working on past stories I did confirm that recycling in Wheeling does take place, but not to the extent that is possible at Scrappy Pappy’s. Log in to Reply Anonymous October 23, 2015 Location of Scrappy Pappys? Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.