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Recycling Tents Dedicated

Trustees Ron Norris and John Ericson surrounded by members of the LWV & CRC get ready to cut the ribbon.

Trustees Ron Norris and John Ericson surrounded by members of the LWV & CRC get ready to cut the ribbon.

By: Irene Little, co-chair, LWV & CRC

On Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013 the League of Women Voters & Community Recycling Committee (LWV&CRC) dedicated two ZeroHero Recycling tents to the memory of James (Jim) Burkepile. Jim was a very active member of our recycling group from its early beginning in 2007. He died last September after a long illness. His wife Diane is still very much involved with the recycling efforts in the Estes Valley as well as being the past president of the League of Women Voters.

Town Trustees John Ericson and Ron Norris had the honor of performing the ribbon cutting ceremony for the dedication of the tents. Afterwards we were all treated to coffee, cookies and iced tea.

The tents are designed to make recycling more user-friendly. Behind clearly labeled openings in the tents are bins to collect recyclables a) empty plastic & glass bottles, b) empty aluminum cans and c) trash. To reinforce the information, appropriate containers/materials will be attached above their correct openings. One side of the tents has a pocket for clean cardboard/paperboard and newspapers. The tents are owned by the LWV&CRC and were paid for by Donald Holmes and members of the League of Women Voters. The plan is to use the tents during events in Bond Park as well as at other venues.

The committee would like to thank Poppy’s Pizza & Grill and Starbucks for coffee, McDonalds for iced tea, and the Other Side Restaurant, Atlas Disposal and Irene Little for cookies.

Thank you all for attending the event.

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