Recycle Utah’s Fall 2007
Volume XV Issue 3
News you can use and re-use from your local non-profit recycling center
Fall Green Education Events
Business Energy Workshop October 23rd
Service Staff Workshop October 30th
Recycle Utah, the Board of Realtors, the Park City Lodging
Association, and the Green Building Initiative will present a
3-part lineup of education seminars for businesses, resi-
dents and contractors this Fall.
The Board of Realtors and Recycle Utah will deliver a third
workshop for businesses on Tuesday, October 23rd. This
workshop will teach businesses how to reduce their energy
consumption and save money. See info p. 8.
Recycle Utah and the Park City Lodging Association will
present an open seminar for service staff workers in the
July 4th Parade Sends Recycle Now Message
identification and proper disposal of recycling and hazard-
ous materials. See info p. 8. Thanks to many volunteers Recycle Utah’s July 4th and
The Green Building Initiative will present a seminar for con- Miners Day floats outshined the rest in enthusiasm.
tractors on “Houses that Work.” See info p. 12.
Free HazMat Collection Sept.22nd County BYOB Campaign Launched
Free household hazardous materials collection for resi- County employees are on task to reduce the number of
dents will be held Saturday, Sept. 22nd from 9 am to 12 plastic bags in the landfill and recycle throughout the
noon at The Canyons parking lot. Paints, automotive prod- county. Read about their partnership with Recycle Utah,
ucts, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers and cleaners will be page 6.
accepted as well as expired prescription medications.
Recycle Utah Lends Event Bins
Businesses aka “small quantity generators” must make an
appointment to drop off between 12 noon and 1 pm. A Today’s trend toward green weddings and environmentally
charge of 50 cents per pound will apply. responsible community events has prompted Recycle Utah
to establish a Lend-a-Bin Program.
FREE hazmat collection is made possible by the Snyder-
ville Basin Water Reclamation District and Summit County. Park City’s community recycling In This Issue Pg
For more info on HazMat Collection, see page 9. center has an inventory of recy- Thank You 2
cling bins to lend to Summit Dear Rusty 2
Recycle County businesses, nonprofits, Letters to Editor 3
and individuals for the collection RU Awards Program 4 & 5
Silver Star 5
event bins of recyclables at events. Summit County Partners 6
made their The bins are made available for New Products 6
debut at the a donation to the Center. Mtn Express Partner 7
Park City Wind Power Sign Up 7
Kimball Art Recycle Utah’s Lend-a-Bin pro- Education News 8
Festival, gram was made possible through HazMat Collection 9
a grant from Anheuser Busch Jeff Louden Saga 9
Summer- Bin Sponsors 10
Ween, and Recycling Corporation. Big Four
Car Donations 10
The Shop. Distributing, the local distributor Members & Membership 11
To reserve of Anheuser Busch beverages, What’s Happening 12
bins, call to whom we are also deeply
Recycle Utah is a Membership Organization! See details page 10 & 11.
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Well-Deserved Thank Yous
Well- “Dear Rusty”
Thanks to Amber Nelson & Chris Hanson for their won- Our mascot Rusty is a dear deer who was left here myste-
derful, useful accounting services. They can be reached at riously one night. He has since become an expert at giving
649-7710. advice about anything green. E-mail all your recycle ques-
tions to Rusty in care of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kudos to Linda Perkins, Jane Riley and Charlene
Nestel for staffing the center once a week late afternoons. Dear Rusty — I recently learned that most plastic is recy-
cled by sending it to China for reuse. My concern is that
We are indebted to all the members of the Board of
with the lack of environmental laws/concerns in China, am
Realtors Environmental Issues Committee for their in-
I really doing anything good for the earth by recycling plas-
estimable assistance in promoting recycling for hotels,
condos, and other Summit County businesses. tics? Quick to Worry
Thank you Sean Matyja, REALTOR® Prudential Utah Dear Quick — When you
recycle at the Center, all
Real Estate,for furnishing us with high resolution logos.
your plastic stays in the
Thank you to all our volunteers for their help with the pa- USA. Plastic #1 and #2
rades: Greta, Bella & Liv Andreini, Christie Babalis, bales are trucked to Rocky
Lola Beatlebrox, Katie Christiansen, Diane and Hutch Mountain Recycling in Salt
Foster, Jeramy and Zack Lund, Max Koeppel, Richie Lake. There they are broken
Olivier, Lilly Rowan and Dad, Insa Riepen. down and remade into larger
A huge thank you to C & S Creative Services for the de- bales for shipping to recy-
sign of our new Sustainability Sticker (see p. 5) Cathy cling locations in the United
Slusher and her team worked hard to come up with a States.
striking design. Mixed plastic bales are
Thanks to 10-year-old Lily Rowan of Lily’s Lemonade Rusty
Rusty trucked to Ogden where
Stand who donated the proceeds of her thirst-quenching they are chipped to be made
lemonade sold to the Garage Sale crowd. Liliama Woods into products like Recycle
also staffed the lemonade stand—thanks to her for help- Utah stepping stones.
ing during the hot summer months. Your plastic bags go to Rocky Mountain Recycling and are
Thank you to the students and staff of the Oakley School sold to Boise Cascade to be made into composite lumber.
for their tireless sorting. Dear Rusty: We have blue recycle bins in our office for
Many thanks to the Board Members of Recycle Utah, white paper. My co-worker says we can’t put stapled pa-
whose wisdom, reliability and experience in various fields per in the bin so she carefully removes the staples. This
are most appreciated. takes up too much time, in my opinion. What should we
do? — Stapling is Standard in this Office
Thanks to Max Koeppel & Liz, Kathy Meyer and kids for
making windmills on Miners’ Day. Dear Stapling — You don’t have to worry about the sta-
ples. Magnets remove staples from office paper during the
Thanks to all citizens for dropping off their recycling at the
recycling process. Same with labels on cans and bottles --
they are also removed by the recycling facilities. However,
rinsing out food containers and removing tape from card-
Recycle Utah Office Hours: board boxes IS very helpful to the recycling process, so
tell your office mate to concentrate her good intentions on
Monday-Sunday: 10-4 pm that. I hope you do too.
Recycle Bins open 24 / 7!
Recycle Utah Needs You!
We need volunteers to help us stay clean, organized and
needs to resource-efficient. Help your community recycle, reuse and
give back.” reduce waste, help educate, raise funds, and staff the of-
- Ed Parigian Spend an hour or two once a week, have fun with every-
one you meet and walk away with a green halo. Call Paula
McGee at 901-1636 or email at email@example.com
to sign up NOW!
Recycling Programs for Businesses — Call 649-9698!
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Letter to the Editor Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Recycle Utah — result has some dramatic and unpleasant side effects; it
First, thank you for having such a great recycling center in takes more petroleum to produce than it saves (largely in
Park City. Thanks to that wonderful community resource it fertilizers, harvesting, and transport) and it pushes the
takes me a long time to fill my big, black trash can. price of foodstocks up (as farmers switch to growing corn
for ethanol the planting of other crops goes down, driving
My congratulations to Jeff Louden for his efforts and a cou- the price up). Hopefully some day we will produce ethanol
ple answers to his questions from last month. What to do from general biomass but that day is not near.
with leftover food that can't/shouldn't be composted? Feed
it to a dog! Most tables scraps are fine for dogs and cats. Natalie Streeter aka "The Sh*t Lady, Midway Eques-
Cheese, eggs, meats, veggies, bread, and other grains can trian Center (In case you're wondering about my nick-
all be fed safely to dogs. Just stay away from feeding on- name I produce about 20 cubic yards of compost every
ions, garlic and spices which can make them sick. year that I give away and deliver to happy people).
What to do with noxious weeds? If properly composted the Dear Recycle Utah:
seeds will be killed by the heat generated during decompo- I own a condo in Park City, and I just wanted to applaud
sition. Often it's best to make sure they get well covered by you for your recycling efforts. I expect to recycle wherever I
other compostable items so they don't sprout in your pile. go. If recycling is not available I am disgusted! Thanks
Need extra material to keep the pile going? Midway Eques- again for helping to keep our earth beautiful.
trian Center will gladly give you more. Belinda Bencomo, Park City
Lastly, I'm surprised that you promoted ethanol. While
Editor’s Note: HOA leaders should call Lola Beatlebrox at
other biofuels use a wide variety of organics (canola oil,
RU for free consultation in business recycling programs.
recycled oils, etc.) ethanol in the US only uses corn and as
Editorial: Buy Wind Power and Join 1,398 of Your Smart Neighbors
In Park City 1,398 customers currently participate in the That’s why it’s important to participate in Rocky Mountain
Blue Sky program -- 1,300 residents and 98 businesses. Power’s Blue Sky program, so the company will buy more
Nearly 10 percent of the community participates in the Blue wind power. Rocky Mountain Power buys electricity from
Sky program, which is a high number compared to most the following wind farms:
other communities, according to Jeff Hymas, Rocky Moun- Judith Gap Wind, Harlowton, Mont., 135 megawatts.
tain Power spokesperson.
Condon Wind Project, Gilliam County, Ore., 49.8 mgw.
Many prospective Blue Sky customers wonder why wind
power costs more when the source of energy to run a Foote Creek IV Wind Project, Arlington, Wyo., 16.8 mgw.
windmill is free. Coal, they point out, costs a lot to mine Klondike Wind Project, Sherman County, Ore., 24 mgw.
and transport to power plants.
Several challenges make wind power more expensive: 1 block 100 kwh $1.95/mo 13% of household usage
Jeff Hymas says Rocky Mountain Power's current average 2 blocks 200 kwh $3.90/mo 25% of household usage
system generating cost (an average of all energy sources)
is about $34 per megawatt. 3 blocks 300 kwh $5.85/mo 38% of household usage
New coal or natural gas-fired generation costs about $60 to 8 blocks 800 kwh $15.60/mo 100% of household usage
$70 per megawatt. New wind energy, with the production
tax credit included, also costs about $70 per megawatt. Nine Canyon Wind Project, Kennewick, Wash., 63.7 mgw.
Hymas says that because of the increase in steel prices, Pleasant Valley Wind Project, Evanston, Wyo., 144 mgw.
the average cost for a single wind turbine has increased
from about $1 million in 2003 to $2 million today. Stateline Energy Center, Umatilla County, Ore., and Walla
Walla County, Wash., 300 mgw.
Coal and natural gas plants are generally able to produce
energy about 85 percent of the time. Even in the best loca- To sign up for wind power, stop by Recycle Utah or go to
tions, wind turbines are generally able to produce energy online at www.rockymountainpower.net/bluesky or call
only about 30 to 35 percent of the time. 800-769-3717.
Insa Riepen, Executive Director, Recycle Utah
Support Recycle Utah with your membership dollars. See details page 11.
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A Road Map for Change in the Summit County’s Business Environment
Level One Level Two Level Three Level Four
Hotels/Condos Recycling program for Recycling at Level 1 Recycling at Level 2 plus: Recycling at Level 3 plus:
categories 1-3 plus: Categories 7-8 Reuse program for items
At least 1 collection Categories 4-6 Staff involvement in sorting (if from remodeling pro-
center (indoors or In-room communica- applicable) jects
outdoors) tion to guests In room bins Lower contamination rate
Level 1 for Profes- Additional collection centers Approach zero waste
sional Offices in common areas such
category (see as meeting rooms & hall-
below) ways (indoors)
E-waste disposal Low contamination rate
Hazmat disposal based on hauler assess-
Significantly reduced trash
Retail Recycling program for Recycling at Level 1 Recycling at Level 2 plus: Recycling at Level 3 plus:
categories 1 & 2 plus: Categories 7-8 Reuse program for items
E-waste disposal Categories 3-6 Low contamination rate from remodeling pro-
Hazmat disposal (based on hauler assess- jects
Precycle strategy: ment) Lower contamination rate
customer’s bags Approach zero waste
& tissue paper,
etc. of recycled
content paper, no
Restaurants Recycling program for Recycling at Level 1 Recycling at Level 2 plus: Recycling at Level 3 plus:
categories 1-4 plus: Categories 7-8 Composting
E-waste disposal Categories 5-6 Lower food contamination Approach zero waste
Hazmat disposal Low food contamina- (based on hauler assess-
Precycle strategy: tion ment)
paper cups &
Professional Recycling program for Recycling at Level 1 Recycling at Level 2 plus: Recycling at Level 3:
Offices categories 1-2 plus: Categories 5-8 Approach zero waste
E-waste disposal Categories 3-4
Hazmat disposal Recycled content
Printer cartridges stationery, copy
paper & enve-
Recyclables Categories Additional Award Considerations
1. Paper Sustained Programs
2. Cardboard & Paperboard Initial program must be in place for 6 months
3. Plastics (Bags and/or Bottles)
4. Aluminum Cans
Adds programs, improves recycling facilities, adopts new carbon offset strategies
5. Glass annually
6. Mixed metals Community Cooperation / Pooling Resources
7. Blocks of EPS foam Examples: Business associations banding together to bale and haul cardboard
8. CDs, batteries, cell phones Measured Performance –
Actively measures & publishes performance
A rind is a terrible thing to waste: COMPOST!
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Recycle Utah Launches Expanded Business Awards Program
Display a “Sustainability Sticker” at Your Business
Every December, Recycle Utah Star, The Lodges at Deer Valley, many buildings requiring too many re-
awards a Summit County business Trail's End Lodge, The Washington cycling centers, making hauling and
with the Recycler of the Year Award. School Inn. bin purchase extremely expensive.
This award is given to the business Recycle Utah would like to thank R & Management buy-in: Managers are not
that has made the most progress in R Property Management, Coalition committed, too many other projects
adopting sustainable business prac- Management, and Resorts West for compete for their time.
tices. their support of recycling. Competing expenses: The HOA offi-
With our expanded business awards cers do not want to add another line
program, Recycle Utah now gives rec- item to their budget.
ognition to businesses who have Over the next year the RU Board of
started the road to sustainability. Trustees hopes that the following prop-
The chart on the opposite page pro- erties will voluntarily establish recy-
vides a roadmap for hotels, condos, cling programs:
retail stores, restaurants and offices. All Seasons Resort Management & the
Recycle Utah’s new Sustainability Silver King Hotel, Best Western Land-
Sticker is our Good Housekeeping mark Inn, Chateau Apres, Club
Seal of approval. L’Esprit, Empire Pass, Hampton Inn,
Level 1 Award Winners Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Park City,
Park City Marriott, Pine Creek Condos,
These fine Park City hotels and con- The Miner’s Club, New Claim, Shadow
dos have earned Level 1 and will be Recycle Utah also acknowledges the
work of the Grand Summit, Sundial, Ridge, Three Kings Condos, David
receiving a Sustainability Sticker: Holland’s Properties, Identity Proper-
Stag Lodge, and Stein Eriksen, who
Aspen Hollow, Black Diamond, The are on the brink of installing their recy- ties, The Park Regency, Poison Creek
Chateaux, Deer Valley Club, Goldener cling programs. Condos, Prospector Commercial Own-
Hirsch, Marriott’s MountainSide, Mar- ers Association, Red Pine Condos,
riott’s Summit Watch, Park City Peaks Challenges Silver Queen Boutique Hotel, Silver-
Hotel, Silver Star, Stein Eriksen Spa, Many Park City hotels and condos do ado, Stag Lodge, and the Yarrow Ho-
The Lodges at Deer Valley, Trail's End not offer guest and/or owner recycling tel.
Lodge, The Washington School Inn. yet. There are many reasons: Recycle Utah endeavors to stay up-to-
Level 2 Award Winners Lack of space: No place to put a four date with the recycling programs of all
Deer Valley Club, Marriott’s Mountain- bin sorted recycling center. businesses. If we have out left your
Side, Park City Peaks Hotel, Silver Condo configuration: There are too program in error, please contact us.
Silver Star Collects Guest
and Construction Workers’ Recycling
Chad Asay, Director of Operations at Silver Star, says the new
condominium complex below the foot of the Spiro Tunnel on
Three Kings Drive collects a “great amount” of recycling.
Guests use in-room blue bins to transport their recycling to the
Recycling Center inside the condominium garage.
Construction workers who are finishing units also take their
soda cans and plastic bottles there. Curbit! Recycling hauls the
the recycling away. Curbit! also constructed a special cardboard
bin for the voluminous amounts of cardboard.
Silver Star’s operations department also collects EPS foam (left
corner of the picture) and self-transports that to Recycle Utah.
Recycling Programs for Businesses — Call 649-9698!
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Biodegradable Take Out Containers
mean NO MORE STYROFOAM-type
New Products, containers. Made of sugarcane, corn or
Useful potato starches, “bagasse” biodegrade in
years, compared to 1000 years for oil-
Products, based plastics.
RU Products Pricing sugar cane fiber 9” biodegradable
75 for $19.500
300 for $67.00
Get CFLs at topbulb.com Wholesale discounts for bulk orders
Compact fluorescent lights are sold online at For information: www.worldcentric.org
www.topbulb.com. For styles and pricing go to
You’ll find spotlights, bulb lights, spirals, and tubulars all at http://www.worldcentric.org/store/
the touch of a button,. fiberboxes.htm
Plus the hard-to-find dimmable CFLs for your spotlights.
To match wattage go to: Or call your local SYSCO rep.
Stop! No More Plastic — Bring Your Own Bag
Join far-sighted Summit County residents and bring your own bag to the
grocery store. Our bags are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Two large bags handle the shopping for a family of four. Large $10;
Summit County Employees Work to Reduce Needless Plastic Bags
By Lisa Fitzgerald, Planner I, Summit County Community Development
Last February a group of Summit Now that the employees have made venience stores throughout the entire
County employees realized they were County. Not only will the bags – made
strides to improve their own office hab-
not doing all that could be done within from recycled plastic – prevent the
its, the Task Force has joined with the
their own offices to recycle the basics needless use of plastic grocery sacks,
experience of Recycle Utah in a part-
– paper, plastic, and aluminum. but they will also help spread the mes-
nership to further the efforts of both
The Summit County Recycling Task groups. sage that the whole of Summit County
Force have worked diligently over the The sturdy and sustainable Recycle is working together to reduce our
past few months to significantly in- Utah reusable bag, a community staple waste stream.
crease the amount of materials recy- for a number of years, will soon be
cled or reused within County buildings. available at various grocery and con-
A rind is a terrible thing to waste: COMPOST!
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Local Restaurants Say “No” to Styrofoam Takeout Containers
Recycle Utah Partners with Mountain Express to Showcase Green Restaurants
When is a clamshell bad for the environment? When it’s a Plastic containers are third best. If plastic containers are
Styrofoam ® takeout container. Styrofoam is a type of plas- recycled they are a good choice, but the reality is tourists
tic that last 1000 years. It breaks apart into little beads that often don’t or can’t recycle. Since most takeout containers
find their way into water sources and harm fish and wildlife. are food-encrusted they usually end up in the landfill. So
That’s why Recycle Utah is partnering with Mountain Ex- use plastic sparingly.
press Magazine to showcase the Park City and Summit Park City restaurants that have chosen the best sustain-
County restaurants that do not use Styrofoam containers. able material for takeout containers will have Recycle
“There are many other choices — good, better and best,” Utah’s sustainability sticker (p. 4) on their menus in Moun-
said Lola Beatlebrox, Outreach Director. tain Express Magazine.
“Its cool to be sustainable,” said Liz Desimone of Mountain Ex-
Biocompostable clamshells are best because they de-
grade in the landfill. press Magazine, which serves Park City’s tourism guests by
publishing menus and delivering takeout orders. “We’re happy to
Cardboard and paper are second best because they
do our part.”
eventually degrade in the landfill.
Takeout Choices — Bad, Good, Better, Best
All Styrofoam cups Plasticware & Recycled plastic PAPER & WAXED Compostable Bagasse
& containers plastic bags in CARDBOARD in a city composting
It only takes 30-90 days
the landfill to make a new product, facility: 30-90 days;
1000 years Years to degrade
1000 years BUT PEOPLE DON’T corn starch plastic 90-
Particles harm fish
RECYCLE! 365 days; longer in a
Patrons often don’t recycle their plastic,
making compostable bagasse, paper and
cardboard a safer choice
No Sitting on the Fence: Compost Now for Wonderful Spring Planting
The San Diego Zoo doesn’t sit on the fence when it comes
to composting. Their fun display on fences and windows
explains composting quite graphically.
What’s in Our Garbage
17.4% Yard Waste, 15.3% Other Waste, 12.4% Food
Waste, 11.7% Construction and demolition waste, 6.%%
plastic, 3.8% metal, 3.4% glass.
2 parts Browns including twigs, dried leaves, wood chips,
straw, or shredded newspaper.
1 part Greens (provides nitrogen) including landscape trim-
mings, fruit and vegetable scraps. Layer browns and
greens as you add them to the pile. Add water, keeping the
pile as moist as a wrung out sponge. Add air by mixing the
pile, and let your compost “cook” well. Mix once a week ‘til
your compost is black and crumbly.
Recycling Programs for Businesses — Call 649-9698!
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The cost is $15 per person and includes the use of a cus-
Energy Workshop October 23rd tom-developed business energy tracker spreadsheet.
The Board of Realtors & Recycle Utah will present the third Registration is mandatory because preparation is required
in a series of “carbon footprint” workshops on Tuesday, to get the most out of the session.
October 23rd. The workshop will be held at The Lodges at
Deer Valley from 2-5 p.m. Service Staff Workshop October 30th
The workshop will teach business owners, managers, and Recycle Utah and the Park City Lodging Association will
maintenance personnel how to cut their energy expenses present a training program for hotel and condominium ser-
and improve the environment at the same time. vice staff on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at the Park City Peaks
Workshop topics include: Hotel.
Measuring and tracking energy usage
The training covers hazardous waste and recyclables dis-
Conducting an energy audit
posal, and is designed for the housekeeping, maintenance
Cutting your energy bill and customer service staff of hotels, property management
Lighting with new technologies companies, restaurants, resorts, and other businesses.
Establishing a recycling program Session I will be held in English at 9 am; Session II will be
Cutting fuel usage held in Spanish at 1:30 pm. Each session is only 90 min-
utes long. The cost is $10 per employee.
Publicizing your success
The workshop is open to Summit County businesses on a To register, please call Recycle Utah at 649-9698 or email
first come, first served basis. email@example.com.
Recycle Utah’s New Website Has Education Fun for the Whole Family
Recycle Utah’s website offers fun edu- his knowledge!
cational activities for the whole family. Recycle Utah also has links to web-
Click on Education to find fun lesson sites around the country. The EPAs
plans and games. Our custom devel- website has animated games and
oped ABCs and Sorting Game for pre- test-your-knowledge quizzes that will
school children provides hours of fun. keep the children busy for hours.
Parents can print out the pdf file and The website “environmental portal” is
teach the alphabet with recycling located at:
Older elementary school aged children lessonplans/
can play Go Fish! and Concentration Just click on the grade level of your
with their deck of cards. child and new activities will open up.
Instead of hearts and spades, the
“suits” are recyclables, compostables,
hazardous materials, and thrift store Game Illustration by Alex Woodcock
items. Kids can play with Dad and test PCHS Class of 2009
Seniors Reach Out to Recycling
The Park City Senior Center asked Recycle Utah to make a
luncheon presentation in August. Outreach Director Lola Beat-
lebrox fielded many questions about recycling .
Soon the bridge group will be playing cards with Recycle
Utah’s new deck in which the suits are Recyclables, thrift store
items, compostables, and hazardous materials.
If your group would like an educational presentation, contact
Recycle Utah at 649-9698.
It’s never too late to become a member! See details page 11.
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On HazMat Collection Day, Saturday, Sept. 22, What Should You Bring?
Summit County’s free Household Haz- Paints, Solvents & Woodworking Mercury containing items:
ardous Waste Collection Day is Satur- Supplies Switches
day, Sept. 22 at The Canyons Parking Paint thinners and strippers Thermostats
Lot from 9 am – 12 noon for residents. Stains and finishes Thermometers
Household hazardous waste must be Household Cleaners Film developing chemicals
disposed of properly or it can harm Polishes and cleaners Insect repellents
Public Work employees, create prob- Drain openers Nail polish and removers
lems in wastewater treatment plants Oven cleaners Smoke detectors
and landfills. Fertilizers, Pesticides and Herbi- Refrigerators, Tires & Car Batteries
Automotive Products cides Thanks to volunteers from SBWRD,
Antifreeze Rechargeable batteries Triumph Gear Systems, the Park City
Used oil, brake and transmission fluid Fluorescent light bulbs Fire Dept., Summit County Health
Gasoline, diesel, and fuel additives Pool and spa chemicals Dept. & Recycle Utah.
Solvents and degreasers Prescription Medicines
Dispose of Meds HazMat Safety & Disposal Tips
1. Look for the least toxic product that will get the job done.
2. Don’t stock up on products; purchase only what you need.
Never flush prescription medica-
tions down the toilet or sink be- 3. Read the Label! Follow the Directions!
cause they greatly affect water 4. Keep products in their original containers.
quality. Bring your out-of-date pre- 5. Do not put hazardous waste in the trash, down the drain, or on the ground. Store
scription drugs on HazMat collec- in original containers for disposal on HazMat Collection Day.
6. Do not mix products or pour other chemicals into used motor oil! This can be dan-
Another option is to wrap them gerous and can make the product more difficult to recycle or dispose of.
tightly in aluminum foil, in their
original containers, then throw 7. Empty or dried-out cans of latex paint can be discarded in the regular trash if the
them into your trash. lids are removed. Mixing the paint with kitty litter, concrete-mix, or soil will help
speed the drying process.
Eighteen people, 110 miles, 28 days, 15,000 vertical feet
Jeff Louden’s Zero Waste Saga, cont’d. gained. For a month I was the course leader on a Wind
Three hundred people and only one small grocery bag of River Wilderness expedition with the National Outdoor
“trash” per day. That’s normal for Holden Village , a Lu- Leadership School out of Lander, WY. Some of our goals
theran retreat center in the wilderness of the East Cas- were to lighten our load (45 lbs total pack weight per per-
cades. They don’t have the luxury of “throwing away” any- son or less) and to live lightly with no trace on the land. We
thing easily. Garbage has to be shipped out by barge and did that well. NOLS excels with Leave No Trace in the
its expensive. backcountry.
So…every staff person and every vol- But its more of a struggle in the front
unteer, and guests too, help out with country to maintain that commitment to
Garbology. Two hours per week at the live simply and lightly.
garbology station helps the center live The goal is still one can of trash for a
lightly on the land. full year. I’m on task. But as with my
How much could we reduce our trash NOLS pack, every little bit adds up. I
footprint if our homes and businesses think I’ll put up a Garbology Station
committed to recycling and reducing as sign in my garage as way to remind
much as we could? What if our me of my commitment to lighten the
neighborhoods had “community garbol- load, to leave no trace and to live sim-
ogy stations”? Would you put your pler. It takes work, but not that much.
gloves on and participate? Garbology Station The world is worth it. Will you join me and RU in reducing,
recycling, reusing and rethinking how we live?
A rind is a terrible thing to waste: COMPOST!
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We Appreciate Our Bin Sponsors We Appreciate Our Grantors
Allied Waste* Kevin and Donna Gruneich Foundation
Cole Sport Ltd. Hemingway Foundation
Coverall Elizabeth S. Hoopes
Dancing Hands Gallery*
Deer Valley Lodging
Deer Valley Resort Lund Foundation
East West Partners Park City Municipal Corporation
Eye Care For Animals* Raymond Family Foundation
Frontier Community Bank Snyderville Basin Water Reclamation District
Geary Construction, Coalville Soaring Wings Education Foundation
Good Earth Recycling*
Park City Signs
The Summit County Commission
Park City Board of Realtors*
Park City Mountain Resort Recycle Utah Members Are Very Aware
Park City Sunrise Rotary
Prudential Utah Real Estate As active recyclers, Recycle Utah members are very aware
of the link between recycling and greenhouse gas reduction.
Raymond Family Foundation You know that products made from recycled materials use
Skis on the Run* 30% less energy in their manufacture, emitting less green-
Smith’s, Heber City house gas.
Starbucks Coffee Company Recycle Utah collects over 200 tons of recyclables every
Stein Eriksen Lodge month. Recycling 100 tons of material is equivalent to plant-
Talisker Mountain* ing 34 acres of trees that absorb 89 tons of CO2 emissions.
The Canyons Resort As dues-paying members, you want your dollars to make an
Utah Brewers Cooperative* impact on CO2 emissions because you want to “Save Our
Wal-Mart Snow!” — reduce the impact of global warming on Park
Renewing Bin Sponsors * New City’s snow pack and our tourist economy. Your member-
ship dollars also prevent trash from going to Summit
Your donations support the daily operations of your recy-
cling center, including the easy exchange of moving boxes,
packing material, building materials, and major appliances.
And your money helps educate hundreds of school children
in the 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RETHINK!
Donate Your Car to RU and Be Sure of a Green Grave
When it comes time to getting rid of Tear-A-Part is an auto disposal com- salvaged windshield cleaner, brake
your old clunker, there are plenty of pany with an environmental con- fluids, antifreeze, oil and gasoline.
charities that would love your car. science.
How to Donate Your Car
They “sell” it to a junk yard and you Tear-A-Part will “de-manufacture”
feel good because you’ve solved your your family chariot on its clean, state 1. Fill out a form at RU or on our
car problem, supported your favorite of the art premises. website
charity, and received a tax deduction They extract all the environmentally 2. Provide the car title (Call RU if
all in one swell foop. hazardous fluids from the vehicle and you don’t have one.)
But what happens to your car after other toxic parts such as switches with 3. Tear-A-Part Auto Recycling will
you give it up? When Recycle Utah mercury.
schedule a pickup.
looked into this question, we discov- Following the principle that re-use is
ered Tear-A-Part Auto Recycling in 4. In most cases, you will be eligible
better than hazmat disposal, Tear-A-
Salt Lake . for an RU tax deduction letter.
Part offers discount retail purchases of
Donate to Recycle Utah’s “Yes! We Take Packing Foam” Fund!
Trash Talk Page 11 Fall Issue 2007
what? why? wow!
RU works with and educates the community to conserve natural Mission: Recycle Utah’s Mission is to pro- RU provides educational services, free compost-
resources, especially water, energy & landfill space. vide leadership and education to promote ing workshops, drop-off centers in Park City,
RU collects tons of glass every month, when others don’t col- waste reduction, reuse, recycling, backyard Kimball Junction, Coalville, Kamas and Heber
lect it. RU has collected hazardous materials biannually for years. composting and water conservation in Sum- City, and Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events.
mit and Wasatch Counties, UT.
RU accepts any kind of paper, cardboard, paperboard, alumi- Our “Good Wood” Project (at the Park City
num, tin/steel cans, mixed metals, and all plastics. We also take in Vision: Recycle Utah’s Vision is the crea- center) was the first program of its kind in Utah!
batteries, moving boxes, foam peanuts, bubble wrap, cellular tion of a Zero Waste Plan in order to elimi-
Our packaging reuse program is amazing!
phones, CD and acrylic cases, toner & ink cartridges, mercury- nate waste and pollution in the manufacture,
containing thermometers, and any plastic bags. use, storage and recycling of materials. Our main source of revenue is the generosity of
our members. We appreciate you!
R ECYCLE U TAH MEMBERS T HINK G LOBALLY, ACT L OCALLY
Individual Sarah Wood John & Karen Culberson John Montgomery Dan & Kathleen Lockwood Corporate
Jennifer Aldous Gaye Worthen Susan Curbow The Moore Family Scott & Carol Loomis Jo & Dave Bateman
Laura Alleman Ann Zimmerman A. Flint & Gail M. Decker Christine & Duncan Orr Jim McCleary Maura & John Hanrahan
Rita Baden Tina Blake Michelle & Herwig Demschar Virginia & Gary Otteson Kathy Musson Alexander Lofft
Vincent Beerman Joe Kernan Betsey Devaney Russell Paskoski Bonnie Peretti Julie Melgaard Guiney
Sandra Beherrel John Kernan Sally & Torch Elliott Dean & Jamie Peters Steve & Linda Perkins Marlin "Lige" Sandlin Jr.
Tom Berneike Toby Tolpinrud Heather & Gary Ellis Leland H. & Lisa F. Peters Christina Riepe Margie & Peter Schloesser
Liz Blackner Craig Eroh, Sancy Leachman Celeste & Ralph Raffin Robert Roemer & Irene Terry Booster Juice
Patrick Brennan Individual Plus Jim & Hildreth Farris Patrick & Gwen Reddish Joanne Staral / Bennett Leeper Brennan & Shultz Painting
James J. Brooks Laura Bonham The Fey Family Jeanne & Harry Reems Maureen Traeger BTM Welding
Alyson Burleigh Patrick Farrell Scott & Jill Ford Insa Riepen Tevy Vetter Design Pacific
Joan Cameron Jeff & Joann Graham Bruce Foster Carolyn & Phillip Rose Bob & Patti Wells Grub Steak Restaurant
Cynthia Chittenden Pamela Hilbert Frank & Lani Furr Brent Sanford Anita & Scott Wolfe Images of Nature
Jim Cowley Barbara Jenson Gerard & Linda M. Gebel Ian & Alisa Schofield The Keil Family Karin Tritt Ross, Inc.
Rosemary Craighill Evelyn Richards Jean Glaser & Craig Payne Kathy Stanger Joy Barrett Medical Acupuncture of N.Y.
Jay Dunlap Patti Sanborn Trace & Patricia Gordon Ellie & Doug Stephens Steve & Lori McDonald Park City Architecture
Susan Feulner Neil Scanlon Christa & Steve Graff Bruce King & Duna Strachan Frank & Linda Thomas Park City Fire Service District
Billie Firpo Images of Nature Carole & Mark Hancey Alexis Taylor Greg & Toni Adams Paulus Hair Restoration Group
The Holmen Family Dana Kent Dave & Mary Hanscom Morag Totten Helene Liebman & John Klisch R & R Properties
David Johnson Jennie Franklin Gail Hecox Robin & Francine Valline 350 Main & The Spur Right Angle Framing
Jan Jones-Schenk Michelle Sweet The Hendrickson Family Nancy Scott & Dale Whitton Richard & Anne Hamlin Timbercrafts of Utah
John Kernan Barbara & Bill Hughes Bob & Sharon Winders Michael Barnes Western Container Roll Offs
Ilsa Leonhart Family Marj & Jeff Kaiser Kent Winterholler Peter & Pam Behn Wintzer-Wolfe Properties
Marion Lintner Greta Andreini Tom Kelly & Carole Duh Barry & Jody Woods Tina Blake
Elizabeth Luebbers The Antinori Family The Kinsman Family Paul Woods & Family Wiggy & Tom Brennan Corporate Plus
Stephen & Denise Markovich Herb & Shellie Armstrong Katherine Kwic Steve & Lori McDonald Marc Estabrook Cynthia Guenther
Nancy McLaughlin Ted, Heide, Brianna & Brady Heather & Eric LaPerle Jay & Andrea Shotwell Kurt & Carolyn Frankenburg Diane Murphy & Hutch Foster
Pamela Nides Baumann Rob Lea The Holley Family Kathryn Lenton Sean & Alix Railton
Christian Oliver Lola & Zafod Beatlebrox Jim & Cindy Lea Jeramy Lund The Tesch Family
Richard Olivier Thom & Allison Benedict Paul Loberg Family Plus Dee & Kevin McCarthy Tesch Law Offices
Christopher Peterson David Bennett Julia & Bill Loughlin Brett & Lori Mickelson Ted Russell Tom & Livier McGee
Jonelle Reid Marcel & Rachael Bibeault Dan Lowell Brian & Peg Anderson David & Candace Sabey Richard Lee
Jane Riley Nancy Bond & David Serena Gregg & Karen Lund Read & Jean Carlan Debbi & Jim Seaver Old Pike Associates
Carol Sletta Kent & Rebecca Bowen Tami & David MacFarlane Peter Dunmire & Debbie Hogs- Michael Semrau Super
Jane Stone Dawn & Steven Bowling Carl Magnus head Laural Spenser Eye Care For Animals
Myra & Edmund Strauchen Wiggy & Tom Brennan Jean Martin Barbara Gaddis Sparky Van Valkenburgh Thomas & Dorothy Borders
Leigh Terry Peggy Cain Paul & Jessica Mathewson Grant & Kathleen Hedges Cynthia Vitko & Maurice Hickey Earth Guardians
Glen Traylor Joni Campbell & Paul Askins Tom S. McKay Tim & Katherine Henney Ivory Homes Elizabeth S. Hoopes
Bob Turner Lesley Christoph & Ed Pouquette Judy McNeil Robert & Linda Karz Raymond Family Foundation
Betsy Wallace James & Julie Crittenden Art & Normandie Mindheim Tania Knauer
Recycle Utah is a Membership Organization – Join Today!
Please circle your membership & donation support:
Individual $20+ Corporate $150+
Address: Family $40+ Super $500+
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Look What’s Happening
Birthday in a Box September 2007
A Brand New Recycling Bin!! 9/22 Green Home Tour, showcasing environmentally wise
building and materials for homes. 10am- 4pm Tickets available
at RU, $15 before tour; $20 day of tour.
For your child’s next birthday, www.greenbuildingcenter.net
9/22 HazMat Collection, Canyons Parking Lot, 9 – 12 pm
let Recycle Utah deliver
9/27 Green Building Consultation for Home Owners. 4-7 pm
the party favors, the music, and 9/28 Framing & Roofing, Green Building Initiative seminar for
the fun activity— you just supply the cake!
In an 18 gallon recycling bin you get . . . October 2007
2 “karma” stones for each child to paint 10/6 Solar Building Tour. 10-4. www.utsolar.org for details.
10/23 Energy Workshop for Businesses, The Lodges at Deer
Water-based permanent paints and brushes
Valley, 2– 5 pm. See p. 8 for details.
A painting tarp to protect your floors 10/30 Service Staff Workshop for Maintenance, Housekeeping
A Recycle Utah water bottle for each child staffs & customer service staffs. See p. 8 for details.
The Birthday Child receives . . .
Happy Thanksgiving. We’re closed today.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, The Curious George/ December 2007
Jack Johnson CD with the Recycling Song
12/8 Houses that Work, Green Building Initiative Seminar for
Priced at $180 for ten children contractors. Full day of building science education.
Call Recycle Utah at 649-9698 Happy Holidays — We’re closed Christmas & New Year’s Day
All dates are firm until they’re not.
consultation is available by appointment only on from 4 – 7
Green Building Consultation pm. Call RU at 649-9698 to schedule your appointment.
If you re thinking about a green remodel, Recycle Utah is
offering free consultation about on Thurs. Sept. 27. Volun- “We are only guests upon this planet, so let’s make
teer consultants will be available to answer your questions our renewable resource beds and not leave a mess in
about green building and focus on your project. This free the ozone kitchen.” – P. J. O’Rourke
Recycle Utah’s Board of Trustees
Diane Murphy, President NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Brett Mickelson, Vice President
Marc Estabrook, Treasurer/ Secretary US POSTAGE PAID
Past Presidents: Michael O’Hara, A. Flint Decker PARK CITY, UT.
PERMIT No. 2
Christie Babalis, Dana Kent, Alexander Lofft,
Jeramy Lund, Karin Tritt Ross, Ted Russell, Craig 1951 Woodbine Way
“Sparky” Van Valkenburgh P.O. Box 682998
County & City Liaisons: Park City, Utah 84068
Kevin Callahan, Candy Erickson Phone: 435-649-9698
Recycle Utah’s Staff Fax: 435-658-1530
Executive Director: Insa Riepen
Operations Manager: Shannon Beglin
Outreach Director: Lola Beatlebrox
Operations: Greta Andreini, Ben Carlson, Billie
Firpo, Kent Sweeney RECYCLE UTAH IS
Paula McGee, Volunteer Coordinator A MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATION.
Please contact us at 649-9698 to find out more
about our services, publications, and resources. SEE PAGES 10 & 11
Office Hours: 10-4 daily
Recycling Drop Off: 24/7
20% Post-Consumer Materials –Printed on Recycled Paper