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Catawba County is the North Carolina's top recycler, state officials announced Monday.
Records show Catawba County recycled more than 56,000 tons of materials in the last fiscal year, which is about 15,000 tons more than any other county in the state.
Catawba County’s per capita recovery rate of about 729 pounds also ranks first by about 300 pounds over Pitt County, according to data compiled in the state’s annual Solid Waste and Materials Management Report.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.