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Recycle those unwanted boards in Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Have some unused skis or snowboards cluttering your closet? Aspen Sports is offering a way to get rid of the unwanted boards without tossing them into the landfill.

The ski shop has teamed with SnowSports Industries America (SIA) to offer a chance to recycle the boards for free for three days only. The boards will be collected Nov. 28-30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aspen Sports shop on Cooper Avenue.

The recycling offer is open only to private skiers and riders ” no commercial inventory will be accepted. There is no charge for dropping off old gear. However, Aspen Sports will ask buyers of new gear if they would be willing to add $2 onto the price of skis, boots and snowboards to offset the recycling program, according to a press release from the store. Buyers can decline the charge.

“Aspen Sports is taking a leading role in the ski recycling effort and is the third mountain ski shop in the United States to provide consumers with this unique recycling opportunity,” the press release said. “The joint effort is part of SIA’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.

For more information, call Aspen Sports at 970-925-6331.

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