The Davis County Commission, Tuesday, approved a contract with Green Fiber of Salt Lake County.
There soon will be 16 recycling bins from Bountiful to Fruit Heights. “They are primarily for county employee use,” said Luke Love, assistant director of county facilities.
He said he doesn’t have the staff to handle a “countywide recycling center,” with county commissioners emphasizing they want to “do their part” by supporting such a program for county employees, which number about 1,000 full-time staff.
The bins will be placed at 16 county facilities, starting with the Memorial Courthouse in downtown Farmington, where Love said he expected a bin to be set up within a week.
County-owned facilities from Bountiful to Fruit Heights will receive bins within the next few weeks, he said. A couple enclosures must be built before two of the containers can be placed.
In addition, county employees can easily recycle paper with smaller recepticals to be placed in various departments and facilities.
The appropriately green-clad Green Fiber mascot was on hand for the county commission signing of the contract. Green Fiber will pay $15 per ton to the county for any paper products collected. Only laminated paper items won’t be accepted.
Glass, aluminum and other such products also won’t be accepted.
“In the two years I’ve been a commissioner, I’ve kept a box under my desk for recycling,” County Commission Chair Bret Millburn said, applauding the effort.
“I was doing it on my own. Now we have a significant opportunity in each (county) office. If everyone does their own little piece. We can’t keep it all (paper),” he said.
Locations include county libraries and senior activity centers, Justice Complex in west Farmington, county golf courses, Fair Park/Events Center, Animal Control/Public Works in Fruit Heights, I/M Tech Center in Kaysville and Davis County Conference Center.
“This could be huge, what we do for humanity,”said Bruce Lyman, recycling coordinator for Green Fiber.