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Tahoe Communities Use Various Recycling Strategies

TitleTahoe Communities Use Various Recycling Strategies
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2003-07-07
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment # 26 - "Recycling" (Air Date: July 29). Dan St. John from the Incline Village General Improvement District discusses that community's very active recycling program.
SubjectRecycling (Waste, etc.) -- Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
Waste minimization -- Tahoe, Lake, Watershed (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2004-12-06
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 26: Recycling (Air Date: July 29) Anchor Intro: You've probably seen the ads on TV lately?promoting recycling here in the Truckee Meadows. There is also a very active recycling program underway at Lake Tahoe. In tonight's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly Purdy takes us to Incline Village where you can recycle just about anything. ((Take Pkg)) ((Nats - guys dumping stuff into recycling bins)) ((Track 1)) Business is booming at the Incline Village recycling center. Though curbside recycling is available to and used by many residents here, the recycling center is open every day of the week. ((sot @ 6:04, Dan St. John ? Incline Village General Improvement District)) "Of course, we recycle the normal things such as aluminum, plastic cans and paper. That program has been very successful and we boast a 40% participation rate for those people who are putting their garbage out." ((S/U @ 13:47 Shelly Purdy)) "In addition to the regular recyclables at Incline Village they take some unusual items you must bring in yourself. They take antifreeze, batteries and even motor oil. Those things can all be recycled right here." ((Track 2)) And aside from things like office paper, cardboard, and even old appliances?the recycling center also takes one very unusual item. Every spring they collect piles and piles of pine needles. ((sot @ 7:14)) "As you know in the Tahoe Basin we have an excess of pine needles and these needles have been found to be very beneficial for conservation projects where needles are spread on the ground to prevent soil erosion." ((Track 3)) And whether you're recycling your pine needles or empty soda cans - you're doing a good deed for the environment. With the Lake Tahoe environmental education coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy KOLO News Channel 8. ((Anchor Tag)) Curbside recycling is available at Incline Village and throughout the Reno area. For more information visit our website at In next week's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly shows us where our drinking water comes from and explains how you can help make sure it's safe to drink.

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