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Stash the Trash Planned for April 9 & 10

The Resource Recovery Plant, 110 Center Ave., is again partnering with the Volunteer Center of Story County for the annual Stash the Trash program. Stash the Trash is a spring community clean-up program that engages volunteers to clean-up parks, neighborhoods, and public space. This year’s event will be held over two days to encourage more participation.

Stash the Trash is planned for Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10. Unlike in previous years, the event will not start or end at Reiman Gardens. However, garbage and recycling bins will be available in Parking Lot S5, between Reiman Gardens and Jack Trice Stadium, from April 9-11 for disposal of collected trash.

The Volunteer Center of Story County has more details about participation on its website at

The Resource Recovery Plant (RRP) will be processing the garbage from this event. The RRP accepts and sorts trash from Ames and the surrounding communities in Story County. Metals are extracted and sold for recycling. The remainder is shredded by machines, and the burnable portion becomes Refused Derived Fuel (RDF). RDF is piped to the City’s power plant and used with natural gas to generate electricity.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer,, 515.239.5204
Bill Schmitt, Resource Recovery Plant,, 515.239.5137

Submitted by City of Ames

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