The Green Team of Carbon County Ready for Collections Once More

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Jim Piacitelli, Timm Kennedy and Steve Nelson

The Green Team of Carbon County, a recycling effort established in 2009, is a non-profit organization that is 100% volunteer ran in the truest sense of the word. Every hour and cent that is put in to the Green Team is donated. This organization fuels the recycling effort in Carbon County by placing collection trailers at multiple locations throughout the county.

Two years ago, the team had to pull the collections trailers from their locations due to being unable to find a proper place to unload the recycling collected into a semi or transfer station. After much trial and a collaborative effort with the Carbon County Commissioners, the team entered a lease agreement to have transfer stations at the county landfill.

Through a large collaborative effort that the Green Team is appreciative of between the transfer station, commissioners, landfill and the road department, an area has been leveled out and is ready for use. A loading ramp has also been purchased and awaits deliveries at the landfill. Arrangements have also been made with an anonymous donor for forklift use.

Two collection trailers have already been re-placed in the city: one at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum and one in the Sutherlands parking lot. The expected locations for the other collection trailers are Market Express on South Carbon Avenue, the medical office complex located behind Castleview Hospital, Helper City Hall parking lot, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Creekview Elementary, Carbon High School and Mont Harmon Middle School’s rear parking lot.

The trailers accept mixed papers and aluminum cans only. The team stresses their goal of keeping recyclable material out of the landfill. On the second Thursday of each month beginning at noon and lasting an hour, the team meets at the Price City Hall in room 106 and encourages the community to get involved.

“We are grateful for the patience of the community,” director Jim Piacitelli stated.

The Green Team board of directors are Amy Nelson, Michelle Rasmussen and secretary Melodie Joy. Team members include Sharon Anderson-Revindran, Katy Corneli, Rick Davis, Bruce Gillars, Timm Kennedy, Terry Johnson, Skylan Nelson, Steve Nelson, Kristi Mingus, Don Polster, Alacia Austin, and Jeremy and Liz Trestle.

For more information on the Green Team of Carbon County, follow them on Facebook or visit their website at  www.ccgreenteam.com.

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