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11/15/2016 County News
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Press Release - November 15, 2016




Rob Pudner
406-582-2493

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gallatin County Celebrates America Recycles Day on November 15

Logan, MT -- On November 15, Gallatin Solid Waste Management District (GSWMD) will host a recycling pledge drive at the Gallatin County Courthouse in Bozeman, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.

GSWMD will have a table on the first floor of the building with information about recycling opportunities in the area, including the free drop-off bins and harder to recycle materials such as plastic film and glass. This pledge drive is part of GSWMD’s annual tradition of working with the county commission to proclaim November 15 as America Recycles Day. Residents and visitors of Gallatin County have collected 24,825 tons of materials for recycling at 16 free drop-off sites since the District started the recycling program in 2008.

“I’m pledging to recycle more of our traditional items like cans, paper, plastic bottles, and cardboard,” says Rob Pudner, Recycling Outreach Educator for Gallatin County. “I’m also pledging to find ways to recycle more difficult items like glass, plastic film, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs. The District’s new website and Facebook page will be used to share information about recycling different materials in the area.”

In addition to an official County proclamation and the pledge drive, the District is also announcing its new recycling education trunks that contain books, activities, K-12 lesson plans, and hands-on demonstration items. Trunks will soon be available at public libraries throughout the county, free for school teachers, scout groups, community clubs, or anyone interested in waste diversion to borrow. Trunks will serve as public resources to spread information about what materials can be recycled, how the recycling process works, and what can be made from recycled materials.

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For more information about America Recycles Day or the recycling education trunks, please call Rob Pudner at 406-582-2493 or email Robert.Pudner@gallatin.mt.gov


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