NAME - ROSCOE Raccoon
ADDRESS - My private tree hollow near O’Fallon’s Transfer Station
HOMETOWN - O'Fallon, Missouri
BIRTHDAY: April (Earth Day)
JOB: O'Fallon's recycling mascot, to encourage humans in O’Fallon to recycle
How did ROSCOE get his name?
O’Fallon’s Recycling Committee held a contest and the winner was 10-year-old Kirsten Low, who submitted ROSCOE, which stands for Recycling Our Supplies Conserves Our Earth.
Does Roscoe visit local schools?
Why did the City get a recycling mascot?
The City wants to encourage residents to recycle, for several reasons – first, because recycling ultimately will help preserve our environment, today and tomorrow. Second, because recycling helps the City to keep trash collection costs down. O’Fallon pays $27 per ton of trash sent to the landfill. But O’Fallon gets paid $15.15 per ton of recyclables.
Having a mascot who can visit schools and other organizations, and appear at special events, helps with the City’s efforts to promote recycling.
Does recycling cost any extra?
No. If you are a resident and a regular customer of O’Fallon’s trash service, you can sign up for recycling absolutely free! The City will provide you with a container to use for your recyclables.