Did you know that only about “25% of the plastic produced in the U.S. is recycled? If we recycled the other 75% we could save 1 billion gallons of oil and 44 million cubic yards of landfill space annually.”* What is Plastic? Plastic is a material that used in almost every aspect of our lifestyle…

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Garbage from around the world has been dumped into our oceans for years. Trash is typically picked by streams and rivers and ends up in the ocean where it gets trapped in ocean currents. The currents eventually lead the the trash to large swirling masses of garbage known as the Great Garbage Patches. Each patch is like a huge…

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Salt Lake City, Utah has recently passed many new city ordinances that focus on several green initiatives in 2016. These initiative particularly impact the construction and demolition industries as new regulations are in place regarding the disposal of demolition waste. The new ordinances passed state that if you are planning any type of demolition project…

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The Green Waste program has now been implemented.  Cans have been delivered and billing has been changed for anyone who has registered for the program.  March through November the green can is for green waste only. Dec-Feb the green can can be used for regular garbage. This is an ongoing program in the City. You may…

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The next meeting of the Tooele County Master Gardeners is scheduled for the fourth Wednesday, at the USU Extension classroom, 151 North Main, Tooele City. The business meeting is at 6:30 P.M. followed at 7:00 P.M., with a presentation. The public is invited to attend.

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