Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques (left) accepts the Mayors’ Challenge award from Going Green Chairman Nancy Wesselink for most recycling collected in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Recycling Challenge.

Cherokee Chamber recycling winners announced

Woodstock collected the most recyclables, Waleska collected the most per capita, and Canton posted the highest percentage increase in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual Mayors’ Recycling Challenge.

The chamber’s Going Green Committee held the competition in June and July. Winners were announced at the chamber’s Good Morning Cherokee breakfast, with Santek Waste Services of Georgia and Waste Management as event partners.

Woodstock collected 508,000 pounds of recyclables during the two months, followed by Canton, 348,280 pounds; Waleska, 86,100 pounds; and Ball Ground, 61,720 pounds, the chamber said.

Waleska, for the seventh consecutive year, collected the most recyclables per capita, 97.95 pounds per resident, followed by Ball Ground, 32.33 pounds; Woodstock, 16.42 pounds; and Canton, 13.22 pounds.

Canton had the highest percentage increase of collected recyclables over the previous year, 11.6 percent.