Success Stories

The best way to get people to start recycling is to share stories of how other people are doing it.  There are many examples of individuals, businesses, organizations and schools recycing in the North Country. 


Recycling Runner

Raises Money for American Heart Association

Recycling Runner

Joe Sullivan is an upstate NY resident living on Fort Drum.  Joe has started a recycling project he calls Recycling Runner. He started the project to stay fit, help keep our environment clean and to raise money for a great cause, the American Heart Association (AHA).  The AHA has a special meaning for Joe; he is a heart attach survivor.  Joe was medically discharged from the United States Army after 17 years of active duty service to our country.  Joe runs to fight heart disease, an average of 50+ miles per week. As Joe runs, he picks up recyclables along the roadside. Joe redeems refundable containers and the proceeds are donated to the American Heart Association. Non-refundable containers are recycled appropriately. Since Joe started this project a little over a year ago, he has run over 1,500 miles and has raised more than $1,500 for the American Heart Association.  Joe is very interested in expanding his program and inviting others to participate.  To follow Joe's progress or to join him in his endeavor, log on to his Facebook Page,, or follow him on Twitter at

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