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Recycle Utah celebrates Earth Day with hazardous waste collection

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Recycle Utah saw a decrease of more than 5% in materials it received to be recycled in 2023.

Monday, April 22, is Earth Day and Recycle Utah is celebrating with a party at Twisted Fern near the Market at Park City from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is a partnership with Recycle Utah and Green Business Program member, Twisted Fern, and will include a silent auction featuring local businesses, food and drinks.

Recycle Utah Executive Director Carolyn Wawra says the 21-and-over fundraiser helps the nonprofit fund its education programs.

“Typically for us we see about 5,000 elementary students every year," Wawra said. "I think this is going to be the year we're going to bump it up a little bit. We've been a little more active in eastern Summit County. It's great to get over there and get them some of our stuff.”

Through the education program, Recycle Utah is able to visit elementary schools in Summit County and teach students about basic recycling, natural resources, water and energy conservation, alternative energy and more.

The program is designed to meet the Utah Core Curriculum standards.

Tickets are still available for Recycle Utah’s Earth Day celebration. Sales end Monday at noon.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Recycle Utah will host its Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, April 27, in the Canyons Cabriolet parking lot.