October 19, 2011

Recycling Roundup

Think you’ve got lots to recycle? Check out these stats from the last full year of recycling in Yellowstone:

glass for recycling in YellowstonePaper/magazines: 60 tons

Cardboard: 290 tons

Aluminum/steel: 21 tons

Glass: 139 tons

Tires: 61 tons

Plastics: 45 tons


In addition, in 2011, Yellowstone National Park began to recycle bear spray canisters and continues with the propane canister program, recycling over 35,000 units. The Yellowstone Park Foundation provided financial support for both of these innovative programs.

*statistics are from the calendar year 2010


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