If there was any doubt that Routt County residents are increasingly committed to recycling, it was erased last week by the record 624 households whose members waited patiently in their cars on a rainy September day to take advantage of Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's annual one-stop drop-off for various hard-to-recycle items.
The effort relied upon 97 volunteers who gave up a weekend day to pull it off. And we were stunned at the news that 40,000 pounds of electronics and 5,075 pounds of paint and wood stain were among the recyclables collected.
Did you know that you can unload your old skis (we know you're sentimentally attached to them) at the recycling drop-off? This year, 103 pairs were kept out of the landfill.
Read more at Steamboat Today.