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Blaine County Recycling Program Makes It Work
Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) When prices drop, so does the amount of money you make. A local recycling program is facing that problem.
Thanks to hundreds of firefighters, Blaine County's recycling program has seen more cardboard and plastic bottles coming in. That's helping make up for a drop in recyclable commodity prices.
Lamar Waters, Supervisor of the Recycle Center, says, "All those kind of containers come through here. Anything the firefighters need in their camp all usually comes in cardboard, so our cardboard has come up dramatically from the fire."
The Blaine County recycling program also started accepting more "e-waste" recently, which has helped keep materials coming in. But you'll need to take those old electronics, except for televisions, to the Ohio Gulch transfer station. Another change is you'll need to take both glass and cardboard donations to specially marked containers, like the ones near the Park and Ride close to West Bullion and South River Street in Hailey.
Charlene Nelson, Director of Blaine County Operations, says, "We actually financially are in an okay position, and we're hopeful that the market will go back up. We're anticipating that will happen."
Bronwyn Nickel, Spokeswoman for Blaine County, says, "As long as people are giving us their product to sell, we're going to be just fine. So we want to make sure that our residents are aware of our recycling program and the correct way to recycle those products."
August 29, 2013.