POINT PLEASANT — Sometimes the smallest efforts and kindnesses can make the biggest difference.
Take, for instance, Terry Lee Reynolds, an employee at the Point Pleasant McDonald’s who takes the time to break down cardboard boxes from the restaurant and store them for keeping until the Mason County Solid Waste Authority can pick them up for recycling.
Due to Reynolds’ efforts, he was chosen as the “Recycling Champion” for Mason County this year by the local solid waste authority. He was recently presented with a special plaque, made from recycled computers, and a pin.
The Mason County Solid Waste Authority, in collaboration with the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia, has been honoring these “Recycling Champions” who are individuals who reach beyond their normal responsibilities to contribute time and service to support the recycling industry in the Mountain State.
According to the Mason County Solid Waste Authority, Reynolds is a very conscientious employee at the Point Pleasant McDonald’s who not only keeps the inside and outside of the restaurant litter-free, he breaks down those cardboard boxes and helps the recycling employees load the recyclables.
“This polite and courteous employee makes it a priority to recycle, keep the environment clean and free of litter,” said a spokesperson from the Recycling Coalition of West Virginia and Mason County Solid Waste Authority.