Canyonlands Community Recycling, Solutions of Moab and the US Postal Service invite you to Moab's Montly Paper Drive, opportunity to recycle items that cannot be accepted at the recycling center.
Held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Dates in 2013 are:
*Post Office Hours have changed to a noon closing time on Saturdays
|January 19||April 20||July 20||October 19|
|February 16||May 18||August 17||November 16|
|March 16||June 15||September 21||December 21|
For a printer-friendly list of 2013 dates and accepted materials click here
In front of the Moab Post Office
(50 East 100 North)
- Phone books
- Paperboard (cereal boxes, drink carriers, etc.)
- Brown paper bags
- Toilet paper rolls & paper towel rolls
- Egg cartons
- Wrapping paper & other packaging paper
- Books (including textbooks)
- Jigsaw puzzles
We cannot accept plastic wrap; metal or plastic bindings; or paper that is plastic-coated, waxy, or or food stained (including milk and ice cream cartons).
Please continue to take office paper, corrugated cardboard and newspaper to the recycling center. Sales of these items help keep the center in business!
Where it GoesThe US Postal Service will "back haul" your paper to the Provo Post Office where it will be picked up and recycled by Rocky Mountain Recycling. (Your items will be reprocessed and used to produce other paper products. The vast majority are processed in Los Angeles, CA. According to Rocky Mountain Recycling, about 80% of the resulting paper grade stays in the US, but up to 20% may be sent overseas.) To volunteer for this month's drive, or a future drive, please contact Canyonlands Community Recycling, or call Solutions of Moab at (435)259-0910.
Fun Facts: What Products Can be Made from Recycled Paper?
Besides easily recognizable paper products (e.g, writing paper or paper towels), more than 5,000 products can be made from recycled paper, including:
- Masking tape
- Paper money
- Dust masks
- Hospital gowns
- Coffee filters
- Lamp shades
- Car insulation
- Animal bedding
- Planting pots for seedlings
- Egg cartons
(cited from http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/paper/faqs.htm)