Frank Becker, right, and George Avgares install one of 22 new recycling cans along Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday morning as part of a Leadership Steamboat project. The cans, sponsored by local businesses, are part of an effort to make Steamboat a little greener and protect the scenic beauty of the area.

Photo by John F. Russell

Frank Becker, right, and George Avgares install one of 22 new recycling cans along Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday morning as part of a Leadership Steamboat project. The cans, sponsored by local businesses, are part of an effort to make Steamboat a little greener and protect the scenic beauty of the area.

Leadership Steamboat installs permanent recycle bins on Lincoln

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— New, shiny and bolted solidly into the Lincoln Avenue sidewalk are 22 permanent recycle bins that can weather the Yampa Valley winters.

On Wednesday morning, members of the Leadership Steamboat Class of 2012 installed the receptacles along Lincoln Avenue in culmination of their community service project.

The group of 20 launched the recycle project to help jump-start year-round recycling in downtown Steamboat.

Leadership Steamboat member Garrett Smith said the previous plastic receptacles were only temporary and not available year-round.

“Generally, we’re trying to be a green community, and this is another step toward achieving that,” he said.

Leadership Steamboat is a 20-year-old leadership training program facilitated by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Colorado Mountain College.

The metal bins cost $1,500 each, and Leadership Steamboat was responsible for raising the $33,000 required for the project.

Local businesses and organizations contributed and were named on plaques attached to each bin. The bins are emblazoned with labels detailing what can be recycled.

The new recycle bins were approved by Steamboat Springs City Council and will be maintained by the city of Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley Recycles and Waste Management.

To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or email ninglis@ExploreSteamboat.com

Comments

Scott Ford 1 year, 8 months ago

Yet another great Leadership Steamboat project with community impact. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Tom & Randy – looking forward to seeing what the coming year’s class will do.

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rhys jones 1 year, 8 months ago

$1500 each for the metal bins? I'm in the wrong business. Get it while you can.

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