Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) is a Montana nonprofit corporation that strives to provide and promote recycling services within Ravalli County.
RCR has the following purposes:
1. Public education about the problems associated with human-generated wastes and the promotion of recycling as one of the solutions.
2. Development of recycling in Ravalli County, including cooperation with and mutual support for private and public recycling participants.
3. Establishment of partnerships with local and regional governments to find and implement solutions to waste problems.
4. Development and operation of a full service recycling center for Ravalli County citizens and businesses.
Ravalli County Recycling, Inc. (RCR) is a Montana non-profit corporation with members. It is self-owned and governed by Montana law as it pertains to non-profits formed for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes. In accordance with its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, it is governed coopertively by its Board of Directors which is subject to the general membership of the corporation. Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. is the fiscal 501(c)(3) sponsor for RCR. Donations to RCR are processed through the Bitter Root RC & D. For more information on recycling related subjects, we recommend you visit the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
RCR Board of Directors
- Pam Small, President of RCR - Pam Small is Professor of Microbiology at University of Tennessee and a research scientist with Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton.
- Suzanna McDougal, Vice President of RCR- 40 years in the Bitterroot involved with the following work: AERO the Alternative Energy Resources Ass. as a local energy organizer, MEIC MT Environmental Information Center land use planning workshops. Montana Botanicals, a one acre herb & flower farm. Founder of Common Ground Community Center.
- Doug Soehren, Treasurer of RCR - Doug Soehren is a professional mechanic with long experience in all phases of construction. He owns and operates an apartment complex in the Hamilton area. Doug has previous experience in cardboard recycling.
- Linda Weber, Secretary of RCR - Linda Weber spent her working career in corporate and paralegal work, She is currently retired, but making major contributions to local recycling both as Secretary and drop-off day volunteer.
- Chip Britting, Operations Manager of RCR -
Chip Britting is a retired US Forest Service employee. While with the Forest Service, he was a
recycling manager for the Bitterroot and Willamette National Forests, and
has over 20 years of recycling experience at the federal level.
- Rick O’Brien - Rick O’Brien is the past CEO of the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce and has many years of experience in business and management.
- Toddy Perryman, Volunteer Coordinator of RCR-
- Mark Hammond -
Mark Hammond is the former Recycling Manager, Ravalli Services Corporation,
and has over 13 years experience in recycling, including operation and
maintenance of large baling machines.
- Laura Craig
- Les Rutledge- Retired as Professor Emeritus University of Michigan Medical School.Active in recycling projects in Michigan from 1965 to 1987. Recycledto Missoula until RCR opened.
- Jim Anderson
- Ann Harding-
A Main Street business owner, Ann has been a dedicated recycler since her teenage years,
and a volunteer at RCR. With a long history of involvement in local arts and agriculture she is
a proponent of all efforts to maintain cultural and environmental health.
- Kim King, Webmaster of RCR– Kim King is a teacher with the Victor School District and manages recycling for the school.