Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PALM CREEK RECYCLING EFFORT

Jack Rathert from the Recycling Team sent the following article about the great contribution their team makes to local charity and the Casa Grande food bank.  Please study the comments below on how YOU can assist their efforts to save our planet and turn recyclables into CASH.

Current photos and more information to be posted in future.
                  

PALM CREEK RECYCLING EFFORT

Our gang is:
Blake and Steve from Victoria, BC;
Kent - permanent park resident;
Jim - Washington;
Ivan - Ontario;
Lee and Jack - Alaska.

When the men are not available several of the wives pitch in.  We have been in
"business" for approximately 7 years.  We have become friends and meet each Wed.
for happy hour. Feel free to ask us any questions about recycling in the park.

We are RECYCLERS not garbage men/women. Our main purpose is to help prevent the
trashing of our environment and secondarily crush and recycle aluminum cans. We
sell them and donate the $$$$$ to the local FOOD BANK. $2,400 on this weeks load.
Total since 2007 is $25,402.03.  That buys a lot of groceries for the needy. We
expect to do it again this season so keep on drinking products in aluminum cans.

We collect cardboard and crush it. We also keep an eye on all of the other bins to
try and keep them orderly. Those bins are for GLASS;  PAPER products and PLASTIC
bottles/containers and STEEL CANS. Disposing of these materials is done by outside
vendors or park maintenance employees.  The park realizes some operating expense
reduction but no money.  The aluminum cans and scrap metal are the only money
product and are used for charity.

As previously stated the WHOLE purpose of the effort is to prevent the trashing of
our planet. Please help us out in accomplishing this.

1.  Aluminum Can containers:  NO GARBAGE; NO PLASTIC; NO DOGGY-DO; NO
TIN (STEEL) CANS; NO GLASS or any other untold icky stuff.
Also please keep the cans in as pristine condition as possible, no bending,
twisting etc as it makes the crushing effort much more difficult.
Our buyers are getting fussy about how the cans are crushed and they pay us less
$$$$$ if not to their liking.

2.  Cardboard:  FLATTEN BOXES; REMOVE STYROFOAM PACKAGING (garbage)

3.  Glass bins; NO PLASTIC.  IF ONE BIN IS FULL USE THE OTHER NEXT TO IT.

4.  Plastic/Steel Cans bins:  NO ALUMINUM CANS; NO GARBAGE;

5.  Plastic grocery bags: THERE IS NO PLACE TO RECYCLE THEM SO THEY GO INTO THE
    GARBAGE BINS FOR NOW. HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE SOME RECYCLE FACILITY    WILL TAKE THEM.


The recyclers do nothing with the garbage dumpsters except to retrieve, if easy,
any aluminum cans or card board that people mistakenly put there and we recycle
them.

We also gather and sort out scrap metal both steel and aluminum and sell it to the
junk dealer. You would be surprised at what we collect. More $$$$$ for the food
bank.  If you have any scrap leave it by the garbage dumpsters.

For those recycling-----THANK YOU; for those not interested----please reconsider to
help us out, it is for all of OUR planet, not just the RV park.

Thanks,

Recycle Gang
 
 
 
 
 

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