Recycling Efforts Recognized at FCI-McDowell

WELCH, W.Va. — All the Federal Bureau of Prisons are required to have a recycling program, but the program at FCI-McDowell in Welch, W.Va., is receiving praise for going above and beyond — and creating savings for the facility.

The program started back in 2010 and has been creating a buzz around the facility and in the correctional industry.

“In the first quarter of this year [2012] we’ve diverted 227,859 pounds of waste from the facility,” said M. Austin, recycling technician at McDowell.

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