RCR is happy to announce that we will begin curbside pick-up for the Bitterroot Valley. Of course we will still be open for personal drop-off. Don't forget we are open Mondays and Saturdays for your convenience.
Curbside Pick-up Cost:
CURBSIDE PICK-UP RECYCLING
Rates effective April 1, billed quarterly
Zone 1: Hamilton, Corvallis, Victor
Monthly; $15 per month
Bi-weekly: $28 per month
Weekly: $52 per month
Rates effective April 1, billed quarterly
Zone 2: Darby, Florence, Stevensville
Monthly: $18 per month
Bi-weekly: $34 per month
Weekly: Not available yet
Call 406-375-5398 for route schedules
Part time employee at Ravalli County Recycling.
Abilities needed: CDL, heavy equipment and forklift operation.
Organizational skills, ability to lift up to 5 lbs,
flexibility in working hour expectations. Interest
in recycling essential.
25-30 hours/week; $12-$15/hour DOE. Training to start Dec 27-28.
Ravalli County Recycling (RCR) provides free recycling for Ravalli
County residents. After a year of
successful operation we would like to expand operations and are exploring
opportunities for obtaining a new site for expanded operation. Information from
this anonymous survey will help us understand the needs of the recycling public,
provide input into how to improve recycling services, and aid in assessing the feasibility
of fund-raising directed towards obtaining a new site. You can either download the survey and send in a copy or take the survey online. There are two parts to the online survey. We greatly appreciate any information you can provide R.C.R.
If printing please send the
completed survey to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Pam Small, 764 Coal Pit Rd,
Corvallis, Mt 59828 by August 7, 2012. Contacts: www.ravallirecycling.org/ www.facebook.com/RavalliCountyRecycling
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June 15, 2012
After much work, RCR is now set to offer Saturday recycling. Our first day will be tomorrow, June 16. We will be open from 9:00 AM until Noon at our Recycling Yard at 131 Old Corvallis Road. All regular recyclable materials can be dropped off (check our website www.ravallirecycling.org for lists of materials accepted). Plus we will be purchasing certain non-ferrous metals.
* We would love more volunteers for this day, if interested please contact us:
Starting this Saturday, June 16,
9-12, and continuing on subsequent Saturdays, 9-12, RCR will be
purchasing aluminum cans and other non-ferrous metals. Aluminum cans
and all metals can still be dropped off without charge or purchase, and
we appreciate these donations as they help us stay in business, but for
those who have metals to sell, RCR will buy them at market-based rates. We will post the weekly buying rates on our website weekly.
Metals that will be purchased include: #1 Copper (bare copper
wire and other pure copper), #2 Copper and coated copper wire, red and
yellow brass, electric motors, stainless steel, aluminum scrap of all
grades, and Aluminum beverage containers. The purchase price for
aluminum cans is currently 35 cents per pound, but will fluctuate as
market conditions change.
RCR accepts steel and iron (must be able to be hand carried) on a donation basis.
will continue to be open every Monday from 3 until 6 PM for regular
recycling, however no metals purchasing will be done on Mondays.
Thanks to all for your continued support!
Bob Scott, President, RCR
At long last we are starting the recycling of cardboard from our Old Corvallis Road site. After a more than a year of delays, the grant money to purchase a recycling compactor truck has been released and our truck is purchased and operational. Right now we are taking just flattened corrugated cardboard (no cereal boxes yet). When you arrive at the recycling yard, take the far right drive-through and unload your flattened cardboard directly into the compactor truck (or into our secondary trailer if truck is full). With the longer daylight, we will be open Monday at 3:00 PM and close promptly at 6:00 PM.
If you have more than a small pickup load of cardboard, we would appreciate a call in advance (375-0234 or 363-6391) and we can conveniently arrange a special drop-off time for you.
For those of you who have followed the cardboard recycling story so far, you will appreciate what a big step forward the compactor truck is. Basically, the truck allows us to much more efficiently transport recycled material, and helps insure the sustainability of our public recycling service. RCR is one of the first recycling organizations in Montana to recycle cardboard in this manner.
With the cardboard problem largely solved, RCR has been able to focus on other aspects of recycling:
- An Improved Website - We are in the final stages of a brand new website which will be a convenient source of news on recycling hours, material accepted, and other recycling information. The website will be linked to our Facebook page - be sure and visit and "Like" us!
- Expanded Hours - in the very near future we hope to be able to offer a Saturday morning drop-off time
- Metals buying - Once we have a scale, mobile office, and storage (all in progress) we intend to offer the purchase of recyclable non-ferrous metals
- Membership in RCR - Soon you will be able to join RCR as a voting member. As you know we are a non-profit organization and our goal is to operate as a democratically-run cooperative. Joining RCR will be a way to directly support RCR with your membership contribution.
Look for news on all these subjects and more in the coming weeks. And once again, thanks so much for your participation in recycling - it is what keeps us going!
for Ravalli County Recycling, Inc. (RCR)