This citizen had a chance to participate in, and observe some of the effects of, our ‘Free Dump Day” on March 28th. This event, sponsored by Hill Country Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. (RCDA) in cooperation with the City of Mason, involved a tremendous effort by our citizens to bring their recyclables to both the City landfill and the Recycle center. Their effort was superbly matched by city employees, volunteers from the Mason Lions Club, and RCDA staff to ensure the materials were collected, sorted, and disposed of.
At the recycle center, from over 150 individual contributors, I observed some 14 crates of computers and accessories, hundreds of cans of paint, and somewhere between 1800 and 2400 tires were received within a four hour period.
Fellow Mason Lion’s Club members Ron Freytag, Dane Philips, Kirby Groves, Pat Reardon and Lawrence Bell worked side by side with Tori Dutton’s RCDA staff and employees of the City of Mason to perform a monumental task.
To me, the most important part was not only that positive public response to this event, but the coordination of everyone to try and make a difference to our community.
On that day, as a volunteer for the Mason Lions Club, I witnessed first hand the way our community can come together to solve a problem and for a few hours was reminded what it means to be a citizen of Mason.
John “J.C.” Copeland