Aspen Sports offers ski recycling
Aspen CO, Colorado
ASPEN ” Those old skis and poles collecting dust in your garage don’t have to end up taking space in the local landfill.
Aspen Sports is offering residents the chance to recycle their old ski and snowboard gear for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, at its store on Cooper Avenue. The offer is for residential recycling only, and includes a $2 tax deductible donation.
The recycling effort is part of the SnowSports Industry of America’s ongoing program called Keep Winter Cool: Snow Sports Recycling Solution.
Equipment in good condition will be donated to charitable domestic programs. Equipment not suitable for charitable ski programs will be transported to a facility south of Denver, where it will be shredded and used in a variety of new products, including composite decking, flooring, and furniture.
The recycling program is a convenient and charitable way to make room for new gear without adding to landfills.
“Aspen’s skiers and snowboarders have an exceptional reputation for caring about the environment and taking positive action to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Mitch Osure, regional manager for Aspen, in a news release. “This three-day program during Aspen’s famous World Cup competition will make it very easy for conscientious skiers and riders to do their part to reduce landfill debris. All the equipment will be carefully reviewed and we anticipate that some of that unwanted gear might be in good enough condition that it can be donated to learn-to-ski and rid e programs that provide equipment to children and adults who can’t afford it.”
For more information on the recycling program, call Aspen Sports at 925-6331.
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