Recycling Center Receives Donation From Rocky Mountain Power

Recycling Center Receives Donation From Rocky Mountain Power

Those on hand for the check presentation from left to right are Maria Mortensen, Ray Lovato Recycling Center Board Secretary; Ron Wild, RMP Regional Business Manager, and Devon Brubaker, Ray Lovato Recycling Center Board President.

ROCK SPRINGS — Rocky Mountain Power has made a $1,000 donation to the Ray Lovato Recycling Center to help support the continuation of the Center’s operations. The donation will be used to help the center offset an immense amount of unplanned maintenance and repair issues with its aging equipment in 2022. These unanticipated repairs have cost the Recycling Center nearly $25,000.

The impacted equipment is critical to not only the center’s ability to process recycling, but also to ensure employment opportunities for those in our community that may be challenged to find employment elsewhere due to various circumstances. The center regularly supports four to six jobs in the community while processing more than 1.96 million pounds of recycling each year. Each and every time a piece of equipment fails, the center’s ability to maintain these employment opportunities and landfill diversion rates is adversely impacted.

“Donations from our community like this generous contribution from Rocky Mountain Power allows us to continue offering these critical services and employment opportunities in Southwest Wyoming,” Board President Devon Brubaker said. “As a small 501(c)3 organization, we struggle each year to finance our operations. It is made harder by unexpected equipment failures. Community donation help us bridge that gap.”

“I am most proud of our staff. Not only are they facing some of their own personal challenges, but they also often face difficult working conditions performing thankless, dirty, and difficult work,” he said. “They are the heart and soul of the center.”

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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 1.96 million pounds of waste from local landfills each year. Material accepted for recycling include corrugated cardboard boxes, magazines, office paper of all colors, newspapers, EPS Foam, paperboard (cereal boxes), aluminum cans, plastics (#’s 1 & 2), unsolicited direct mail, and phone books.