forward with an Opt-out Recycling Program. What does “opt out” mean? It means that customers will be enrolled in the recycling program unless they choose not to participate and make a simple call to opt out of the program. Why go with an opt-out system? This system gives all households the opportunity to start recycling. Having as many households as possible participate in recycling is the best thing for Orem and the environment. Besides the significant benefits for the environment, every ton of waste that we send to the landfill costs $29. Recyclable materials don’t go to the landfill, so the potential for savings is great. There’s going to be a lot of advertising with full details about the program before it goes into effect in the next few months. You will have time to fully consider your decision. If you have recycling now, you will continue to have it and pay a little less every month. If you don’t recycle yet, I would encourage you to participate. I think you will be shocked at how much of your household waste can be recycled. The green waste program for grass clippings, branches, and the like will continue to be an opt-in program. If you want a green waste can, please call and request one. If you don’t want one, you will not receive one. If you really don’t want to be part of the recycling program, that’s fine. You don’t have to participate. Call the utility billing department and ask to opt out. Call (801) 229-7000 or the number that is printed on your utility bill. If you know someone who won’t be interested in this service and may not be able to opt out without assistance, please help them to call as well. Please look at your household’s habits and take this opportunity to start recycling. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to participate and how much of a difference your efforts will make. I know I was after we started recycling at our house.
- Arts Council
- Beautification Commission
- Board of Adjustment
- Building/Fire Code Board
- CDBG Commission
- Economic Development
- Heritage Commission
- Historic Preservation Board, Library Commission
- UCCU Special Events Board
- Orem Youth Council
- Planning Commission
- Recreation Advisory Commission
- Senior Citizen Advisory Commission
- Summerfest Commission
- Transportation Commission.
http://lib.orem.org for lots of great information and please come by for a visit sometime. The Library could be one of your favorite places too!
http://www.mountainland.org/site/articles/view/5. For additional questions, contact Stephanie at 801-229-3821 or email her here: http://www.mountainland.org/site/contacts/send/Benson I had a great time delivering meals to seniors in our community and enjoyed making new friends. If you decide to volunteer with this great organization, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Tana and I are looking forward to attending the 2012 Pillar of the Valley Award Ceremony being held tonight at Thanksgiving Point. This year’s “Pillars of the Valley” are our very own Alan and Karen Ashton! We have certainly been blessed as a community through their example of service and generosity. Many wonderful opportunities have been made available to Orem’s residents through the Ashton family. On behalf of the City of Orem I want to express our congratulations for this well-deserved recognition being hosted by the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce.