A Record Recycling Day in Evergreen


On September 21st, the Evergreen Rotary Club’s 11th Annual Mereth Meade Recycle Day processed more than 500 vehicles – 100+ per hour – through their Recycle Day center set up at Evergreen Country Day School. A record haul of 40,000 lbs. of hard-to-recycle materials was removed from the Evergreen community to be safely and responsibly recycled. Plus 350 tires, 46 bikes and 68 mattresses:

The details are now in – we disposed of:

  • 7,860 lbs. of universal waste
  • 5,740 lbs. of TV’s
  • 9,385 lbs. of metal
  • 12,010 lbs. of household hazardous
    waste, including:
  • 6,634 lbs. of latex paint
  • 1,587 lbs. of oil-based paint
  • Lightbulbs: 70 lbs.
  • Bubble Wrap: 1.5 cu. ft.
  • Household batteries: 396 lbs.
  • Printer Ink & Toner: 117 lbs.
  • Used Beauty & Personal Hygiene
    Product Containers: 51 lbs.
  • CD’s/DVD’s: 75 lbs.
  • Cassette Tapes: 39 lbs.
  • VHS Tapes: 223 lbs.
  • Baby Food Pouches: 8 lbs.
  • 46 bikes
  • 68 Mattresses/Box-Springs
    • 2,000 lbs. of recycled steel
  • More than 12,000 pounds of paper shredding
  • 350 tires
  • 80 cu. ft. of Styrofoam

This was all made possible, thanks to:
3R Technology Solutions, Jefferson County’s Rooney Road Recycling Center and
Veolia, EAS+Y, Spring Back Colorado, Bikes
Together, All American
Records Management
and Big O Tires of Evergreen. 

Turner, Evergreen Rotary Club’s President commented:
“The Rotary Club of Evergreen is very
pleased with this year’s results; removing and properly recycling over 20 tons
of community waste is an achievement we’re proud of.  A special thanks to
Alan Rubin for organizing the 2019 event.  We look forward to hosting our
12th Annual Mereth Meade Recycle Day in September 2020.  Start that
recycle pile now and we will see you again next Fall.”

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350+ Tires disposed of…
12,010 lbs. of household hazardous waste
5,740 lbs. of TV’s
500+ Cars came through in 5 hours
30+ Rotary volunteers made the day a great success
Many types of hard-to-dispose-of items were collected

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