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Day by day, Green Team deals with its challenges


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By KEVIN SCANNELL
Sun Advocate reporter

The Carbon County Green Team has faced plenty of challenges over the past few months. Board members have left the area, the main recycler who stored the recyclables finished his work with the team and questions arose of whether the recycling trailers would still be placed all around the county.

While some of the questions have been answered over the last two months, newly named Chairperson Jim Piacitelli said the Green Team is tackling things one at a time to continue providing recycling to Carbon County residents.

"So far, so good," Piacitelli said of the status of Green Team since he took over in late-May.

Piacitelli said the group is still working with Basin Industries Inc. with emptying out the recycling trailers. Basin Industries filled the spot that Loren Unsworth, owner of Castle Country Salt and Water, worked in since the Green Team began placing the recycling trailers over four years ago. Unsworth stopped working with the team in June.

Looking at long term

The current working plan with Basin Industries is still on a day by day basis, Piacitelli explained. He noted that the business has offered to give a 30-day notice if they decide not to continue working as the recycler for the Green Team.

Piacitelli said he is hopeful that a long term deal can be worked out in the near future. He said the trailers are continuing to fill up on a regular basis showing there is support from the community for recycling in the area.

"The trailers out in the community are still filling up with plenty of paper and aluminum cans," Piacitelli said. "The support for recycling is out there."

To see the impact the Green Team has had on lowering the amount of waste, Piacitelli said the team is trying to research to find out how much of an impact recycling has had on the amount of waste going to the landfill.

In addition to focusing on working out a long term deal for a local recycler, the Green Team is working on putting out their mission statement and creating a strategic plan. Piacitelli said they are continuing on working with the community to get more participation with the Green Team as new members or volunteers.

"The big thing right now is just continue to get connected with everyone and focus on what we need to do as a group for the community," said Piacitelli.­

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