During the city council meeting on Monday, February 3rd, Mayor Scott Fiegen declared February to be Community Recycling Month in Dell Rapids. He also recognized the contributions made by the Dell Rapids Lions Club for their efforts of recycling paper products in Dell Rapids.
Since May of 2008, the Dell Rapids Lions Club has recycled an average of 90 tons of paper per year. Lions Club member Tom Earley told the council that on Saturday, February 1st, the Dell Rapids Lions Club reached it’s 1 millionth pound of recycling paper while filling trailer number 39.
The Dell Rapids Lions Club has raised over $20,000 from recycled paper products that have gone to support community and national needs such as eye glasses and Haven.