ROCK SPRINGS — With the holiday season already here, the Ray Lovato Recycling Center is urging community members to recycle all of their wrapping paper, brown packing paper, paperboard, cardboard boxes and holiday cards.
The Ray Lovato Recycling Center, located at 100 Sheridan Street in Rock Springs, offers convenient 24-hour drop off just outside the facility. While the Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, it will reopen on Black Friday at 9 am. If the garage door is closed, just honk your horn and our staff will be happy to assist in your drop off.
“The period from Thanksgiving to New Years is by far the busiest time of the year for the Recycling Center, “ Board President Devon Brubaker said. “Due to the ongoing pandemic, the markets for recycling are still strong meaning that every piece of recycling brought to the Center will help us continue providing services well into the future. We urge all residents to do their part to prolong the life of our local landfill by recycling.”
Accepted cardboard and paper products include corrugated cardboard boxes, magazines, office paper of all colors, newspapers, paperboard (cereal boxes), aluminum cans, plastics (#’s 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7), unsolicited direct mail, and phone books. Staff requests that all cardboard be broken down and emptied of styrofoam, packing peanuts and plastic wrap to allow for more space and easier processing.
Over the next two months, residents should expect to see an increased amount of baled recyclables in and around the center waiting to go to market as demand for trucking makes it difficult to schedule shipments.
For those community members looking to volunteer this holiday season, the Recycling Center is always looking for volunteers to help sort and process recyclables. For more information regarding recycling, please contact Matt Dillon at (307) 352-6878
About the Ray Lovato Recycling Center
The Ray Lovato Recycling Center is a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides recycling services to all of Sweetwater County. The Center diverts over 1.1 million pounds of waste from local landfills each year.