Cherokee County's largest and smallest cities both won big in this year's Mayor's Recycling Challenge.
The city of Woodstock collected the most recycling, with 421,286 pounds of material collected in the challenge, sponsored by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce's Going Green Committee.
The city of Canton followed with 225,660 pounds, Holly Springs at 82,301 pounds, Ball Ground at 32,331 pounds, Waleska at 21,335 pounds and Nelson at 4,001 pounds. The total collected by all the cities was 786,914 pounds, more than twice the amount collected last year.
However, based on 2010 U.S. Census figures, Waleska collected the most recycling per capita, with 32.8 pounds per resident. Waleska had a population of 644 in 2010 while Woodstock's population was 23,903.
The northwest Cherokee city was followed by Ball Ground at 22.2 pounds/resident, Woodstock at 17.3 pounds/resident, Canton at 9.5 pounds/resident, Holly Springs at 8.8 pounds/resident and Nelson at 3.0 pounds/resident.
The winners were announced during the Chamber's Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast for the month of September.
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