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October 16, 2012

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October 16, 2012

Recycle Utah has been a positive force in Summit County since its founding prior to 1990. At that time, there was no recycling option in Summit County. Through the the consistent and pervasive community educational efforts of Recycle Utah, we now have County-wide recycling, public school educational programs, community messaging and Summit County and Park City Municipal Sustainability Departments. Because of the political will generated by Recycle Utah, Summit County is on its way to becoming a national leader in sustainable community efforts. The leadership of Executive Director, Insa Reipen has been acknowledged by Leadership Park City and the Utah Non-Profits Association. Kudos.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

December 20, 2010

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December 20, 2010

Insa's (the E.D.'s) oversight of both the mission and operations of the organization are an example for non-profits everywhere.

She is constantly working to expand services offered while staying within our mission. Examples include the addition of EPS and shoe recycling at the center
and organizing the Water Festival a clean-water outreach program for grade-schoolers every year.

She also demands a strict budget and accountability against that budget. Within the last two years we have even been able to set aside some money for an endowment to prevent against going dark if we have a bad fundraising year.

In sum, this is a great organization that stewards its resources extremely well.


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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not only have I seen people's reactions to the center (I didn't know I could recycle that here) but have also been able to help city/county work through sustainability issues with the ED and watched as kids learn about how to help with clean water for their community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find more room so that the center could properly take all of the items it would like to as well as have a better means for field trips that come to the center.

September 9, 2010

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September 9, 2010

Recycle Utah is an amazing part of the Park City Community. The staff are so dedicated to what they do - and what they do is important! Most everything including bike tires and car seats can be recycled at the center and the Good Wood store and shipping box store provide ways to Reuse. Thank you Recycle Utah! The center also provides valuable education opportunities to school children and adults throughout the county.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Recycle Utah has helped the company I work for improve our recycling efforts - thank you.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 9, 2010

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September 9, 2010

Working outside at the center is an eye opening experience. The number of people coming through is amazing. Many with questions on what can and can't be recycled. Some looking in the recycled wood area for just the right piece to finish their project or people getting ready to move and coming in for packing materials. The center is very organized, with simple directions for each job that needs to be taken care of making it easy for a volunteer to get right to work. Education and positive reinforcement given to people using the center is important to keep them informed about the current state of recycling.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a diligent recycler and the center provides a way for me to keep my trash can from visiting the curb more than once a month

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 8, 2010

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September 8, 2010

Recycle Utah provides a marvelous service to our community. After being around RU, I have very little landfill to dispose of. The people are helpful and upbeat. The reuse concept is terrific. I believe EVERYONE should support RU.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Less landfill. Making things I no longer use available to others.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide more financial assistance from Park City and the county.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It helps the earth. It helps people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

GREAT

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

That is a nice thing to contemplate.

Ways to make it better...

There was more parking and drive through access.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial and needs more workers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 8, 2010

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September 8, 2010

Thank you Recycle Utah for being the best little recycling center on the planet. Not only do you collect things that most other places don't, you also have a great facility where people can learn, hang out and help the earth. Great opportunities are available for volunteers and court ordered service workers. Great opportunities for businesses to sponsor bins and become "greener". And a wonderful place to run into old friends, neighbors and visitors. Recycle Utah also does an excellent job of teaching Environmental Education to more than 5,000 students in the Summit County School system. By incorporating the Utah State Core Curriculum into the lesson plans, Recycle Utah helps parents and teachers make sure the students get their share of ecology, conservation and preservation. Park City wouldn't be the clean and green place it is today without Recycle Utah. So thanks - and all of us appreciate what you are!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the increasing number of volunteers, patrons and businesses using the facility. The number of students who have been able to learn more about Environmental education. The increased number of recyclables collected at the facility.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Funky, Fun and Good for Mother Earth.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

just plain great - thanks to all of you!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a better bigger and more productive facility / location. Have more equipment to do more exciting cradle to cradle recycling programs and increase the educational component of their programs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 7, 2010

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September 7, 2010

My experiences at Park City Conservation are some of the best I've ever had. Last year, I was a disgruntled freshman-going-sophomore looking for something that would keep me out of trouble and actually do something to help people. I found that at the Recycling Center. When I began to volunteer there, I was of course a little shy, but the fact that everyone there is so incredibly kind and willing to help a new person learn drew me out of my shell pretty quickly. This was completely unlike some of my friends' experiences at other volunteering places, at which the new volunteers (especially minors) are treated like second-class citizens. They even went way out of their way to be kind to me. I was nominated for the Silver Bowl award for Summit County, a annual award to one stellar volunteer in each county in Utah. I, incredibly, won, and because no one else was going to drive me, staff from the center went with me to Salt Lake City and received the award with me. And it wasn't only to volunteers that the staff were nice- every single time someone came up to one of the staff with a question, they answered efficiently and kindly. This is despite any personal trauma they may be facing, and despite the often precarious nature of Recycle Utah itself. Travelers from out of state, especially 'greener' states like California and Oregon have been awed by the amount of items Recycle Utah collects- and it's a nonprofit, unlike other recycling centers I've seen. Aside from it's incredible tenacity as a nonprofit, this organization offers a hand to kids who'd like to keep out of trouble, and to people (kids and adults) who are already in it. During my volunteering at Recycle Utah, I saw countless amounts of people there fulfilling their court-ordered volunteer hours. It's such a great resource, in both offering excellent recycling opportunities and a place to help bring disparate fragments of my community together. Because of all this, Recycle Utah gets a 5/5 rating in my eyes, and I hope to pull on some more work gloves soon!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my social life, for sure, as well as levels of self-confidence and, in retrospect, the level of camaraderie in my town.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd make more signs to people might quit putting plastic bags filled with garbage in the office paper bin! :)

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

of all sorts, and always nice.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

improve drastically on the amount of recyclables it can collect...sheesh, I'm not sure! It'd probably help bring better recycling to more of the state, and maybe more than that.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have other things to stand in the way of me helping out!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finances, for certain, as well as being outside in the middle of December/January blizzards to schlep recyclables.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Recycle Utah is the best place to help out in town!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 6, 2010

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September 6, 2010

I helped conduct a survey about the recycling center and its services. So I know that not only I think our recycling center is extraordinary. Everyone else does too! Consistently, people raved about the good wood project, the re-store, the workshops, the educational programs, the e-waste program, and of course the recycling options. They recycle everything from bike tubes to old tennis shoes to energy bar wrappers to light bulbs. They take everything!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not sure what this question means.... Maybe my review summarizes sufficiently?

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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