In my report about the board of commissioner’s meeting of January 17, 2023, I wrote: “Commissioner Parrish moved that the town stop sending appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and water heaters to the county landfill, which incurs a significant expense, and suggested that instead, we begin sending those items and “anything metal” to Asheboro Recycling where they will pay us for many of those items; smart move.”

It has since been brought to my attention that our public works department had already been taking these large metal items and recyclable appliances to Liberty Recycling Center, where we were already being compensated for those items, for quite some time.

Commissioner Parrish should have known all this before he made his presentation last Tuesday night but made his argument as if it were some great new revelation. In truth, it seems this was anything but new information, and credit for these savings belongs elsewhere.