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    Rocky Mountain

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Park Partners with Town of Estes Park for Community Cardboard Recycle Day

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Date: April 7, 2010
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Town of Estes Park are teaming up again to provide an opportunity for area residents to recycle corrugated cardboard. The first Community Cardboard Recycle day for 2010, will be Saturday, April 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Residents are asked to bring their corrugated cardboard to the Rocky Mountain National Park truck/trailer site on Mills Drive. Signs will be posted on Mills Drive to direct you to the exact location.

Corrugated cardboard will be the only material accepted at this recycle event. No cardboard from packaged frozen food (boxes from frozen, bulk hamburger patties, hotdogs, fish, etc.) will be accepted. No Paperboard boxes will be accepted (cereal boxes, gift boxes, shoe boxes, egg boxes, soap boxes, paper towel tubes). No newspaper or office paper will be accepted. No magazines or phone books, plastics, or metal of any kind will be accepted. Please recycle those items in other appropriate locations.

There will be Rocky Mountain National Park staff on site to assist residents and verify appropriate material. Volunteers from the Estes Park League of Women Voters will be involved as well. This effort is to help area residents with their personal corrugated cardboard recycle needs. Last year, a total of 88 cubic yards of cardboard was collected during three recycle days.

Did You Know?

a photo of gneiss (a metamorphic rock)

The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.