Photo by Matt Stensland
Javier Loya, left, and Danny Kramer stack old skis onto a trailer during the community recycling event Saturday at Howelsen Hill. There were 425 cars that came to the event packed with items to be reused or recycled. Items dropped off included 200 pairs of skis, 700 gallons of latex paint, 90 cubic yards of electronics and 200 gallons of plastic bags.
Steamboat Springs Two hundred pairs of skis and 1 1/2 tons of household hazardous waste made the list Saturday when 425 vehicles from across Routt County rolled into the Howelsen Hill parking lot for the community recycling day.
The annual event was sponsored by the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Yampa Valley Recycles with the help of local government and businesses, YVSC Program Director Andy Kennedy wrote in a news release.
She reported that 32 percent of the vehicles that arrived to recycle everything from bike tires to ink cartridges were from outside Steamboat Springs.
The volume of materials recycled includes:
• 90 yards of electronic goods
• 40 yards of organic waste
• 25 yards of metal
• 30 yards of reusables
• 3,100 yards-plus of hazardous waste
• 700 gallons of latex paint
• 204 compact fluorescent lightbulbs
• 200 pairs of skis
• 22 bicycles
• 400 books
• 125 ink cartridges
• 200 gallons of plastic bags
• 40 cellphones
• 460 gallons of Styrofoam packing peanuts
• 200 corks
• 71 shoes
• 104 bike tires and tubes