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Wyoming Conservation Corps Sets Spring Glass Recycling Dates

March 16, 2021

The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) has scheduled five glass recycling events throughout this spring.

“The community has responded and supported the program,” says Jim Fried, a senior project coordinator with the WCC, a program administered by University of Wyoming Residence Life and Dining Services.

Fried says he initiated the glass recycling program after ARK Regional Services discontinued recycling glass, leaving Laramie without a glass recycling program. The recycling program not only provides a beneficial community service, but it also helps WCC crew members meet a volunteer service requirement, he adds.

The program is free, but donations are accepted and have provided sufficient funds to cover the cost of hauling the recycled glass to Loveland, Colo. Residents are asked to sort clear and colored glass before arriving at the drop-off site.

WCC members will collect glass in the Walmart parking lot on the following days:

-- Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

-- Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

-- Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

-- Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

-- Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

About the Wyoming Conservation Corps

Founded in 2006, the WCC continues the civil service tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s and Youth Conservation Corps of the 1970s. Nearly 300 students have completed more than 200 projects relating to energy, wildlife, recreation, grazing, timber management, property restoration and maintenance, and water and air quality.

Students gain leadership experience and skills in projects ranging from maintaining habitat for wildlife and mitigating bark beetle impacts on the forests to creating recreational trail systems and restoring historic sites.

For more information about the WCC, email wcc@uwyo.edu.

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