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American Legion baseball coach exploring Saturday drop-off recycling center in Funkstown

September 16, 2011|By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com

FUNKSTOWN, Md. — A local American Legion baseball coach is exploring a way to offer a Saturday drop-off recycling center in Funkstown.

Funkstown Town Councilman Richard L. Gaver and Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. mentioned coach Matt Smith's effort during a town council meeting Monday night.

Smith said Tuesday that his idea — for which he is still working out the details — would use a garage at Funkstown Community Park for a recycling drop-off center for limited hours on Saturdays.

Different Funkstown community groups, such as legion baseball, the Boy Scouts and the Funkstown Lions Club, would take turns staffing the center with volunteers and receiving any profits from turning in the recycling on that day, Smith said. For example, if the Scouts provided volunteers one Saturday, then they would get the proceeds from that day.

Smith said he wants the money to remain in Funkstown.

The groups would make the most money from the cans, Smith said. Turning in some recyclables doesn't generate revenue, but the idea is for people to be able to drop off other recyclables as well, Smith said.

He's investigating where the different types of recyclables could be taken, insurance quesitons and whether the project is feasible, Smith said. Once he has more answers, Smith plans to approach the Funkstown Town Council with his proposal.

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