Resources VCRS kept out of the landfill

January 1 to February 28, 2017

Baled Materials –
sent from VCRS directly to a local manufacturer
 22.1 tons*

Baled Materials – shipped stateside on its way to manufacturers
 179.6 tons

ReUse Store – items reused as is here in the Mat-Su
0.0
tons**

Inventory – bales waiting to ship in full loads
 
 199.1 tons

TOTAL TONNAGE DIVERTED by VCRS in 2016:   1,602.2 tons (includes sold/picked up locally, sold/shipped stateside, reuse and end of year inventory)

Stop in for an informal tour of our classroom, educational displays, lending library and store, and look out the windows to see the materials processing floor and bale storage area.
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*Facilitated by our program, each year an additional estimated 360 tons of materials from local waste generators is taken directly to a local manufacturer.

**Items diverted include Gaylord and corrugated cardboard moving boxes, egg cartons, newspaper packs, packing peanuts and bubble wrap (30 gal. bag), rolls of plastic bags, pallets, and other miscellaneous items. A small amount of three types of clean packaging materials was donated to a local non-profit.

Upcoming Events

Apr
7
Fri
6:30 pm Winter Film Night – Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Winter Film Night – Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter Film Night - Food, Inc. @ Valley Community for Recycling Solutions | Palmer | Alaska | United States
“Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety
Dec
21
Thu
all-day Mat-Su Borough Recycles Day
Mat-Su Borough Recycles Day
Dec 21 all-day
Mat-Su Borough Recycles Day
For VCRS, December represents special anniversary moments: December of 1997, the first meeting in Palmer in of a group of folks interested in regular recycling opportunities being made available in the Mat-Su.  That meeting turned out to be the beginning