Recycle Utah seeks volunteers amidst busy season, the holidays

PARK CITY, Utah — Recycle Utah Executive Director Carolyn Wawra told TownLift, “Between Christmas and New Year’s is the busiest time at the Park City Recycling Center; the holidays bring in more materials.”

Unique from other communities, there are three reasons why December stands out:

  • Ski and snowboard retail and rental shops receive an influx of new skis, boots, bindings, poles, snowshoes, and softgoods
  • Residences and restaurants are depositing increased amounts of wine and beer bottles
  • Holiday gifts, including more and more boxes each year from online shopping and holiday gift wrapping, see an influx of materials

From the holidays through January 5, Recycle Utah is seeking volunteers to simply help patrons unload their cars full of cardboard, styrofoam, and other items. Other volunteer positions are available as well.

Wawra said, “We take in four million pounds of materials each year, and one million of that is cardboard. The biggest chunk of that comes in between now and the New Year. It’s like cardboard mania in here right now.”

The Recycling Center is open from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; it will be closed on 12/24, 12/25, and 1/1.

Recycle Utah made it easy to sign up to volunteer, and they’ve made it easy to donate to the year-round nonprofit online.

While there, people can shop at its Thrift Store.

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