Post Event Recycling at Albertsons–a big hit!

Got some word back on how things went with the recycling program at Albertsons in Reno from Nathan Heller, who helped make this whole deal happen.

Some numbers of total volume of recyclables from all stores:

Aluminum and tin — 600 lbs

Plastics — 48 watermelon bins full

Glass — 14 watermelon bins

Cardboard — 35 pallets (much of which was taken from burners as they were shopping to go to BRC)

Bicycles — two dozen, 8 of which were reusable, rest went for parts…

Paper — 4 pallets

Wow–great start! We’ve heard that at least 6 of the 7 stores that participated will be doing the same again next year, which means ya’ll did a great job of keeping the trash out and the recycling well organized–thank you to everyone who participated!

And we’ve also heard that the sourcing of greener materials @ the stores was a success as well, also welcome news.

So, the news keeps dribbling in, and it continues to be good!

About the author: Tom Price

Tom Price is the former Executive Director of Black Rock Solar. Prior to that he was the Environmental Manager for Burning Man during the Green Man theme, and was in the Gulf Coast for six months during the genesis of Burners Without Borders. He's been attending Burning Man since 1997, and he's proud to say that his decade plus streak of breaking down from sun stroke on the playa on day three remains intact.

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