Sarah Jones: Thanks for choosing to recycle |

Sarah Jones: Thanks for choosing to recycle

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council would like to thank the 81 volunteers, 17 recycling partners and all our generous cash and in-kind sponsors and donors for your support of the bi-annual Recycling Drop-Off on May 12. We couldn’t do this community conservation event without you.

We would also like to thank the hundreds of residents and 35 businesses that responsibly recycled everything from electronics to appliances – keeping 30 tons of valuable materials out of the local landfill. Many of the items you brought to the drop-off will stay in the community for reuse, such as clothing and bikes. Some will be recycled into new products, such as dog beds made from mattresses and furniture made from skis.

Recycling all these resources eliminates the need to use virgin resources and helps fight climate change.

If you weren’t able to make the Drop-Off, a full list of all local year-round recycling options is available at For businesses in need of large-volume recycling options, contact

Mark your calendars for the fall Recycling Drop-Off on Oct. 27 to be held again in both the Knoll and Meadows parking lots. The Routt County Environmental Health Department will be accepting paint and household hazardous waste at this event.

Thanks to our entire community for taking action on climate change by choosing to recycle instead of putting valuable materials in the landfill.

Sarah Jones

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council executive director

Steamboat Springs

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