Carolyn Wawra

Today on the Local News Hour: 

(00:54) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting.

(21:27) - Park City Municipal Environmental Sustainability Manager Luke Cartin has an update on Mountain Towns 2030, the latest appeal for protection of solar panels and how the city is doing as it comes up on its commitment to net-zero. 

On today's Local News Hour:

(12:41) Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting and has an update on the Hideout Town Council’s decision to pull its annexation.

(34:09) Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has an update on some upcoming event.

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The Park City Council today will consider whether it wants about 20 acres of open space near Quinn’s Junction to be used as a permanent location for contaminated soil and the location for a new Park City Recycling Center.

Courtesy of Recycle Utah

After being shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Park City Recycling Center has since reopened and is continuing to host some of their regular events – almost to its pre-Covid status.

Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra says they’re operating about as normal as they will get. The only changes to the center’s operations is that they’re not opening until 10 a.m. – instead of 8 a.m.

To maintain social distancing, they’re only allowing 5 cars in the center at a time...

Today on the Local News Hour:

(07:15) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discuess the agenda for Wednesday's County Council Meeting.

(21:10) - Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison talks about the reopening of the Museum and the loss of long-time research volunteer Hal Compton.

(34:51) - Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with a monthly update.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher (04:54) discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra (26:33) has an update on the center’s operations and Park City resident Linda Duggins (41:49) is organizing a Cowbells for Courage event to celebrate all those workers who are on the front lines in the COVID19 pandemic.   

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting, including an update on the stabilization task force and possible budget cuts. Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson has details on Wednesday's Park City Planning Commission meeting. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has an update on how the center is working with limited hours and the 50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day.

Recycle Utah

Recycle Utah is scaling back its operations  due to the coronavirus emergency.  The recycling facility on Woodbine Way is operating, for now, on very limited hours.  

Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra said with the current COVID-19 outbreak, they’re concerned about the health of their staff—at a facility that can see 400 cars a day.

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Wasatch Trails Foundation President Eric Porter talks about new trails projects in Wasatch County. Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra has the latest on their new location and Park City Adult Services Librarian Kate Mapp has details about the free tax assistance and writing workshop available at the library. 

Lorelei Coombs and Erin Ferguson from Save People Save Wildlife talk about the SR 224 wildlife vehicle conflicts and the meeting they have scheduled with UDOT on Wednesday to look at budgeting for a wildlife crossing hear the McPolin Barn. Heber City Mayor Kelleen Potter has details about the Airport Master Plan meeting tomorrow night and Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra  is joined by the owner and Chef of Savoury Kitchen Joe Salydga  – the winner of this year’s Green Business of the Year award.

Over the 20 days of Christmas and New Years Recycle Utah took in approximately a 500,000 plastic bags and 250,000 cardboard boxes.  Carolyn Wawra, Executive Director with RU shares some additional numbers on the other things they processed and how much it cost them to do so. 

 

On today’s program, the Director of Save Our Canyons Carl Fisher talks about the efforts to ease traffic congestion up the canyons and to foster alternative transit. Renewable Energy Program Manager for Utah Clean Energy Kate Bowman has details about a solar study currently underway to properly value rooftop solar in the state. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra has details on the center’s holiday hours and Jane Rupp CEO and President of the Better Business Bureau for Northern Utah talks about rental fraud and holiday shopping fraud prevention.

Recycle Utah

The Arts and Culture District development is gearing up and Recycle Utah will have to relocate its operation by the spring of 2020.

Recycle Utah has been in Park City for 28 years. The center sits on a Park City owned .4-acre property on Woodbine Way and the city has put them on notice that they’ll need to vacate the property by April.

Director Carolyn Wawra says Recycle Utah is included in the County’s Solid waste masterplan, but a new plan is not in place and won’t be finished for a couple of years.

On today’s program, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discusses the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. Park City Community Engagement Manager Linda Jager previews the upcoming 2020 visioning summit being held tomorrow. Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Ari Ioannides discuss the future of Park City’s recycling center and Grammy Award Winning Blues Legend Bobby Rush talks about his upcoming shows at the Egyptian Theater this weekend.

Courtesy of Recycle Utah

      

The good news from Recycle Utah is that they still will take cardboard.    The bad news is that it is costing them more, under current market conditions. 

 

About two years ago, China started to turn away recyclable materials from the U.S.    Recycle Utah Director Carolyn Wawra said in some ways, it’s good that this country is dealing with its own waste.    It creates jobs, and encourages creative ideas to deal with the material.

Still, she said, they are probably spending $6-10,000 more to dispose of cardboard.

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