The Macgregor Golf Company closed its doors and left Albany 15 months ago, but the old building remained full contents. Today, September 1, 2010, the building stands cleaned out.
Volunteers from the Turner Job Corps Center worked this week to clean out Macgregor’s abandoned building this week. “We’ve just been taking it out recycling it, separating,” said Job Corps volunteer Stefan McCurdy. Paper, rubber bands, computers, even golf clubs, you name it, it was all left behind. “I wish I could explain just how big the actual recycling bins are. They were literally overflowing with paper. We actually had to have a new one brought out here to continue doing it,” said McCurdy.
More than anything volunteers dealt with thousands of pounds of paper. If the Turner Job Corps volunteers weren’t recycling, it would end up in the landfill.
“The old paper that we get here, we don’t have to take it to the landfill. They can recycle it and make new paper so therefore we are saving money and time,” said TJCC Student Basir Felder.
The Economic Development Commission was stuck with the abandoned building and its contents when Macgregor left, but for the 25 volunteers from Turner Job Corps, were happy to help the environment in such a significant way and continue to contribute to the Albany community.