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Park City Municipal

October 1st through the 7th is Utah’s Climate Week. Park City is kicking off the week a little early but has plenty of activities planned throughout the week.

Dumpster days will run now through Saturday at Recycle Utah. This week, the last Friday gallery stroll will feature galleries displaying environmental art to kick off climate week. On Saturday Recycle Utah will also be leading Clean Up Day at three locations. Volunteers can meet at City park Bandstand, the Winter Sports School or Park City High School from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to help cleanup.

In need of reusable bags for the grocery store? Recycle Utah sells cloth grocery tote bags, as well as reusable mesh produce bags to cut down on single-use plastics. Stop by the center between 8 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday. For more info, contact Recycle Utah, your non-profit recycling center, at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org.

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It’s late September and the biannual Hazardous Waste Collection is next Saturday. The Sunrise Rotary Volunteers, Park City Municipal, Summit County and Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation partner with Recycle Utah twice a year to keep poison out of the water table.

They’ll take yard chemicals, paint thinners and expired medicines along with just about any other hazardous waste. It’s double duty for those who want to do a fall clean up because Dumpster Days is also scheduled for next week beginning Thursday.  Carolyn Murray has this:

 

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Ships and semi-trucks bring foods from all over the world, but what if your next meal was limited to only what is available within 100 miles?

Recycle Utah is holding their 3rd annual 100-mile meal on August 11. The event menu features ingredients exclusively sourced from farms within a 100-mile radius of the Recycling Center in Park City.  Recycle Utah’s executive director, Carolyn Wawra, spoke with KPCW.

As China is accepting less recycling items from the U.S. the cost of recycling has increased. So much so that some areas in the U.S., are considering cutting curbside recycling.

Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District that serves Salt Lake County is one of those that is seriously considering getting rid of curbside recycling.

Summit County Solid Waste Superintendent Tim Loveday says the county will still be able to provide curbside recycling, at least for now.

Director of Recycle Utah Carolyn Wawra is happy to announce that the center is now able to recycle styrofoam again.

Wawra says that they had issues with the machine. Styrofoam is one of the more expensive items to process at the center.

The type of styrofoam that holds food does not work with their machine.

“It’s a different kind of material that’s meant to handle heat like a hot coffee cup, and it’s not processible with us” Explains Wawra “Try bringing your own coffee cup or even to-go-box when you go out to eat.”

Two community park events are taking place together this weekend. The "Pride in Your Park" cleanup and Arbor Day tree planting. David Boyle has more:

With spring comes spring cleaning, and Recycle Utah has plenty of events to help you. David Boyle has this:

Recycling Center In Park City Is Busier Than Ever

Feb 21, 2018

Recycle Utah finished up 2017 with another big year.  Thousands of tons of paper, electronics, aluminum and plastic were hauled away from the facility on Woodbine Way.  Carolyn Murray has this:

This Green Earth - January 9, 2018

Jan 9, 2018

As this year began, China banned the importing of 24 different materials considered recyclables. What are these materials? How will this ban effect U.S. recycling markets? And who might replace China as the leader in reprocessing our paper, plastic and metal?  Nell and Chris speak with Reece Demille of Republic Services and Carolyn Wawra of Recycle Utah about how the ban will affect their recycling businesses, and what you can do to help.

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