Thinking about tackling some of those spring cleaning projects now that ski season is coming to a close? Park City’s Recycle Utah is ready to lend a hand all month long with several “Earth Month” events to not only help you lighten the load, but also celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22.
Held annually since 1970, the day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement and serves a reminder that the global campaign for clean environment continues to this day.
Recycle Utah has designed a month-long celebration to promote environmental consciousness, and while they can’t host a traditional in-person event this year, they still have multiple ways to promote Earth Day’s spirit and support their mission. Mark your calendars for the community shredding event on April 17, a film screening in partnership with Park City Film on April 22, and a household hazardous waste collection day on April 24.
But the celebration is already underway — and continues through Sunday, April 25 — with Recycle Utah’s Earth Day Auction. This online event has more than 50 silent auction items include gift certificates to Park City favorite eateries like Freshie’s Lobster Co. and Fuego, packages from Lit Salon and Align Spa and even lodging from Stein Eriksen Lodge.
Saturday, April 17
Recycle Utah, 9 a.m.-noon
Master your mess and do a little spring cleaning this Saturday, April 17, at the Community Paper Shredding Event. Now’s the time to gather all your stacked-up cardboard, staples, metal clips, and residential and home-office paper and bring them to Recycle Utah between 9 a.m. and noon. For businesses or homes with more than five boxes to shred, please call ahead at 435-649-9698, and Recycle Utah will work with you to find an alternate time before or after Saturday’s event.
- Household/residential paper
- Metal clips
- Three-ring binders
- Plastic sheets or laminated paper
- Business volumes of paper (five boxes or more, call 435-649-9698)
Park City Film screening at Jim Santy Auditorium
Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m.
It may not be a party at Wasatch Brew Pub, but Recycle Utah still has a safe in-person event for folks to enjoy on Earth Day, April 22. In partnership with Park City Film, “Seeding Change: Power of Conscious Commerce” is a FREE screening at 7 p.m. at the Jim Santy Auditorium. This film puts a spotlight on a new breed of mission-driven businesses that follow a philosophy known as the “Triple Bottom Line,” which measures success socially, environmentally and economically. Stick around afterward for a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs who follow these practices. NOTE: Tickets are limited – RSVP to reserve your seats!
Summit County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Canyons Resort, Cabriolet parking lot
Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
One of Recycle Utah’s primary goals is to keep toxic chemicals and heavy metals out of our environment. When disposed at a landfill, toxic materials like mercury, lead and pesticides can leach into the ground and into your drinking water. Let Recycle Utah take all your household hazardous waste items off your hands on Saturday, April 24. New this year, they will be accepting bikes, thanks to a partnership with Bicycle Collectiveand Park City Sunrise Rotary. No matter the condition, all bikes will be accepted and either sold to fund the Collective’s charitable programs or donated to adults and children in need. All unusable pieces will be recycled.
- Paints, varnishes, solvents
- Motor oil, antifreeze
- All batteries
- Household cleaners
- Fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides
- Pool and spa chemicals
- Fuel cylinders for propane, white gas
- Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
- Electronic waste: computers, monitors, cell phones, laptops, cables, TVs (must be able to carry with one person only)
- All items containing mercury
- Mattresses (fee: $20/item)