Jackson County is the only municipality in the US that owns and operates a recycling road program. The county purchased new road recycling equipment that is used to grind up roads to create new road base. Road recycling reduces cracking, costs, and creates stronger roads.
The program has already received national recognition and awards for its innovation. The program is estimated to save $100,000 per mile of road paved. Taxpayers are estimated to save more than $125 million over the next 50 years. The first project already saved the county money.— Project Succeeded
This program uses cameras stationed at 15 intersections and nine public schools to ticket motorists running red lights or exceeding speed limits. The city's months-long awareness campaign included public appearances by school mascots and mailed warnings for violations.
Santa Barbara County is opening a recycling center that will raise the county's landfill diversion rate above 85%. The center is expected to generate enough energy to be self-sustaining and generate enough electricity to power 2,000 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.