Andy Kennedy: A huge success

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Yampa Valley Recycles is pleased to announce that our annual public service event, the Community Recycles Drop-off Day, was a huge success. We had 425 cars (68 percent owned by city residents and 32 percent by county residents) come through the Howelsen Hill drop-off location, diverting enormous amounts of waste from the landfill by recycling 12 yards of cardboard, 15 yards of single-stream recycling, 90 yards of electronics, 40 yards of organic yard waste, 25 yards of metal, 30 yards of reusables, more than 3,100 pounds of household hazardous waste, 700 gallons of latex paint, 204 compact fluorescent light bulbs, 200 pairs of skis, 22 bikes, 400 books, 125 ink cartridges, 200 gallons of plastic bags, 40 cellphones, 460 gallons of Styrofoam packing peanuts, 200 corks, 71 shoes and 104 bike tires and tubes.

Our organization couldn’t have done this without the huge support we get from Waste Management, Twin Enviro and Home ReSource, Routt County Department of Environmental Health, city of Steamboat Springs, Light Works of Steamboat, Ski Haus, PostNet, Colorado Mountain College, Napa Auto Parts and Cartridge World, which help us recycle and properly dispose of these resources and wastes. We also would like to thank the many volunteers who made this day run as smoothly as it did. See you all next year.

Andy Kennedy

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

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