Recycle Round-Up 2017, September 23

It’s that time of year again; on Saturday September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. The Rotary Club of Evergreen is holding its annual Recycle Roundup. Everyone is invited to bring their hard to re-cycle items to Evergreen Country Day School, El Rancho Town Center, 1093 Swede Gulch Rd., Evergreen. Paper shredding returns this year and is available between 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – donations gratefully received. There will be a small fee for electronics recycling.

 

See the Recycle Round-Up Flyer

 

Take a voyage through your house, garage and yard; you’ll be surprised by the amount of junk you have acquired that would be better off being recycled than lying around and cluttering up your home. Bring those metals, polystyrene, skis, boots, electronics, and old tires to Recycle Roundup! Rotary Club members will greet you and even help unload your unwanted stuff!

Apart from ending up with a garage that can now be used for parking your car (what a novel idea) you will also be helping the environment; after all we are living in Evergreen! According to recycling-revolution.com, making recycled raw materials takes less energy than processing the original raw materials:

  • Making recycled aluminum saves 95 percent of the energy usually used to make aluminum from raw materials
  • Recycled steel uses 60 percent less energy
  • Recycled newspaper uses 40 percent less energy
  • Recycled plastics use 70 percent less energy
  • Recycled glass uses 40 percent less energy

Every ton of paper made from recycled materials saves 17 trees, about 450 gallons of oil and about seven gallons of water. Every ton of plastic that is recycled saves the equivalent energy of 1,000 to 2,000 of gasoline. 7 million tons of metals recycled reduced greenhouse gas emissions at equivalent of removing 5 million cars from road for one year.

Manufacturing products from recycled materials often generate less air and water pollution than what would have been generated when the product was made from the original materials. For example, making recycled paper creates 74 percent less air pollution and 35 percent less water pollution than making paper directly from trees.

Bring your old TV’s, monitors, copiers, phones, batteries, CD’s/DVD’s/Tapes, florescent bulbs, microwaves, keyboards, bikes, tires, washers, dryers, clothes and shoes, Styrofoam, garden furniture and The Rotary Club of Evergreen will make sure that it is recycled properly and safely. Paper-shredding will again be available this year from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be a small charge for most electronic items and paper-shredding. Please call 303-693-3953 for questions, comments and concerns.

Over the last five years the Rotary Recycle Round Up has recycled over 300,000 pounds of electronics; on average, over 60,000 pounds each year. Hundreds of tires have also been safely recycled through the program.

Challenge everyone in your family to make the effort and be productive on September 23rd – clean up your home and garage and help the environment at the same time; it’s a Win/Win. After all we do live in Ever-green…