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Recycle Utah pulls out the dumpsters

Recycle Utah is on a mission to help residents of the Park City area live sustainable lives.

A big part of that is waste removal, so on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, the nonprofit, located at 1951 Woodbine Way, will host free Dumpster Days from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Dumpster Days is a monthly program for local residents, according to Molly Brooks, director of outreach and communications.

"The goal is for Recycle Utah to act as a temporary transfer station that will save people trips to the landfill," Brooks said. "Park City doesn't have a permanent transfer station, which is a central location where people can drop off large [residential] garbage items. So, we will have two large dumpsters set up here at the Woodbine Way."

The public will be able to drop off yard waste and other large garbage items they can't fit into their garbage bins.

"We will accept green waste, such as grass trimmings, and other things like broken doors or tools," Brooks said. "The things we won't allow in the dumpsters are mattresses, refrigerator units of any kind and electronic waste.

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"However, electronic waste will be accepted in the electronic waste bin, and people can, of course, bring all of their recyclables as well," she said. "Volunteers will be on hand to help people who have things they need to throw away."

Dumpster days will also reduce the environmental impact from carbon monoxide emissions, according to Brooks.

"Since people just need to bring their waste here to the recycling center, they all won't have to make trips to the landfill," she said. "We are always trying to think of solutions for the community to live more sustainable lives."

Recycle Utah's September Dumpster Days will be held Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.recycleutah.org.

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