Revolutionize recycling in Sweetwater County by donating

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Tyler Johnson, [email protected] [PRESS RELEASE]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (December 1, 2020) — The Ray Lovato Recycling Center is applying for a $575,000 grant from the Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition that if awarded will revolutionize recycling throughout Sweetwater County.

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As part of this funding request, the Recycling Center is launching a fundraising campaign to provide $70,000 in local match dollars on the grant. Helping the Recycling Center reach this fundraising goal will be easier than ever on social media.

The fundraiser began at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, and will last until a total of $2 million in matching funds run out, Facebook will match Facebook fundraiser donations dollar for dollar up to $100,000 per non-profit. There is a maximum of $20,000 per individual donation and the recycling center encourages everyone to make their donations early before the matching funds run out.

People can donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/308757116917643/ Those not wishing to donate via Facebook, can do so by mailing a check to Hall, Noble & Druce, C/O Ray Lovato Recycling Center, PO Box 970, Rock Springs, WY 82902.

Supporting the Recycling Center with donations on our Facebook page is amazing, but sharing a commitment to recycling with friends and family takes giving to the next level. Creating and sharing a personal fundraiser on Facebook for #GivingTuesday helps the Recycling Center reach our goal. Instructions on how to create a fundraiser for the Recycling Center can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/990087377765844?rdrhc

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Donors can rest assured their money is going to a great and verified cause just by looking at people’s fundraiser page. A box on a page shows the Ray Lovato Recycling Center has been verified by Facebook as a 501c3 nonprofit and includes a link to the center’s profile on GuideStar, the largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

The grant funds as well as all donations received will be put towards the acquisition of a Revolution Systems sortation system and the necessary facility modifications to have it installed. This new sortation system will move our operations from 100% manual to a much more efficient conveyor belt system that will allow the recycling center to begin accepting commingled (single-stream) recycling.

This expanded ability will allow local waste haulers to begin offering curbside recycling throughout the region including Rock Springs. It will also allow the Recycling Center to work with other municipalities like the City of Green River to expand the types of products that can be recycled in their existing program

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