WE GOT THE LOAN!
So, let's celebrate and clean up our recycling center and store!
Join us at 3 Rodeo Road this Sunday, September 25th for a Work Party from 10-2, and a Potluck Barbecue from 2-4. Please bring your own grill-ables and side dishes; Green Okanogan will provide beverages. :-)
Speaking of work parties, it's time to prepare for our annual Okanogan Family Faire recycling contract. This event subsidizes a good portion of the center’s operating expenses.
Faire Work parties are scheduled for three Saturdays before the Faire--October 1st, 8th and 15th-- beginning at 10 am.
Volunteers are also needed during the event (October 21-23), and after the Faire on Wednesday October 26th and Saturday October 29th.
Volunteers receive a day pass to the Faire for 4 hours of work, and a camping pass for 8 hours of work. 16 hours earns you a camping pass and a t-shirt.
Contact Mariah Cornwoman to sign up for a shift--leave a message at 486-0674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GO Recycle and the GO Again store will switch to winter hours on Tuesday, October 18th.
We will be open 12 noon to 4 pm (instead of 6) on Tuesdays.
Thursday and Saturday hours remain 10 am until 4 pm.
GO Recycle continues to grow and find new commodity buyers to help pay for the cost of recycling. We sold our first plastic bales to a buyer in Wenatchee this past week, and were complimented on the quality of our bales. Thanks to all the volunteers who handle, bale, load, and transport your recyclables.
We've added "Mixed Paper"
to the paper we accept!
All paper must be clean and dry (no food residue, grease, rotted boxes, mold) and sorted into 4 categories:
1. Mixed Paper
* Slick Paper (magazines, newspaper ads, and gift wrapping paper, but NO metallic foil paper)
* Color Paper
* Junk Mail and Envelopes (bagged shredded junk mail ok)
* Egg Cartons
* Greyboard/ paperboard (includes 6-pack and cereal boxes, paper towel tubes --but NO paper towels or tissue)
* Waxed Cardboard/Milk Cartons (but remove the plastic handles and pour spouts. NO foil-lined juice boxes/aseptic cartons)
2. White Office Paper
Bagged shredded white paper OK (While this can go in Mixed Paper, if you have a significant amount please keep it separate as it brings a better price than Mixed.)
4. Corrugated Cardboard "heavy cardboard", the two layer kind with wavy lines. ( No waxed produce boxes--put those in Mixed Paper. Clean--no pizza boxes with grease stains, please. )
Think you can save landfill costs by just burning your paper in the woodstove? Some color and slick papers release things like dioxins into the air you breathe and the ash you toss in on your land. See myths and facts about recycled paper.
GO Recycle & GO Again
For general feedback, input, and inquiries we can be reached at:
at 3 Rodeo Rd
is just south of Tonasket
off Hwy 97 at Clarkson Mill Road
P.O. Box 604
Tonasket, WA 98855
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