Andy Gale’s motto is ‘waste not, give a lot’
By Anne Stanton
A skeptical friend of mine strongly suggested that I follow the area recycling trucks back to their plants to see if the bottles, paper and cans were really recycled—or if the trash companies just threw the stuff in the landfill — ha, ha, and the joke’s on all of us.
She wasn’t going to recycle, she said, until I did an in-depth investigation.
Andy Gale, the owner of Bay Area Recycling for Charities, said that he absolutely guarantees that all the stuff he gets is recycled. And people can actually save money by doing the right thing (meaning I’m off the hook).
Traverse City Record-Eagle – April 16, 2010
NMEAC, Bioneers present awards
BY LINDSAY VANHULLE TRAVERSE CITY — Andy Gale started collecting recyclable materials two years ago as a way to keep waste out of landfills and raise money for local agencies.
His Leelanau County-based nonprofit, Bay Area Recycling for Charities, since has expanded across the five-county region and soon will enter Manistee County with the acquisition of a recycling plant. Proceeds are donated to various charities.