Press "Enter" to skip to content

Lake Butler’s Woman’s Club Tour New River Recycling, Waste Center in Raiford

L-R: Joel Woolset, NRSWA Assistant Director; Ann Hendrick, June Keefe, Monica Bayer, Martha Powell, Bettery Emerick and Landfill Supervisor Richard Crews

By Martha Powell, Club Conservation Chairman

Members of the Lake Butler Woman’s Club (LBWC) on Thursday, March 28, 2019 traveled to Raiford, FL where they were the guests of the New River Solid Waste Associates (NRSWA). While the thought of touring a solid waste plant may not appeal to everyone, the group attending found it interesting and very informative. To introduce the group to what would be seen, Joel Woolsey, Assistant Director of NRSWA gave an informative overview of the purpose and functions of the landfill. Following this, we were driven on a tour of the landfill by Richard Crews, Landfill Supervisor a 21 year employee. Crews gave an interesting and informative explanation of how the landfill operates. It was amazing to see large trucks unload trash, then see it pushed by large machines into a growing mountain of rubbish. When a site has reached capacity, it is covered with soil. What was even more amazing was the list of by-products the field produces, earning income for the Complex. Crews, when asked where the seagulls were that usually covered the hill, he replied that they are seasonal inhabitants. Now the place is covered by buzzards – watched over by large bald eagles. For a new, informative experience try visiting NRSWA and see how our waste is recycled. This trip relates to the Club’s Conservation Service Area of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and was arranged by local Conservation Chairman, Martha Powell.

The Lake Butler Woman’s Club meets on the third Monday of each month, September through May, doing service projects for our city, district, state and internationally. Our next meeting will be April 15th at 6 PM at the Clubhouse. We encourage ladies 18 and up to attend and become a member of this worthwhile organization, serving this county since 1912.

Visit the Lake Butler Woman’s Club on Facebook to learn more about their club and the activities and events they host.

Comments are closed.