RECYCLE YOUR TIMES-NEWS
Above, this dumpster at Mt. Nebo Market is
one of three throughout our community where you may
recycle newspaper, phone books, magazines and
office paper. The recycle bins are here because
Aubrey Nielsen, a Nephi teen, did the necessary
work to convince not only the recycling firm, but
Nephi City and Mt. Nebo Market to allow the bins.
The third bin is located behind the Harmon Law
Office in the alley between Center and 100 South.
The Times-News commends Aubrey for her project.
By Myrna Trauntvein
A Nephi girl's idea is bearing fruit and, she told
Nephi City Council members, that there are now three bins in
the community where used newspapers and old phone books can
Aubrey Nielsen, a teenager, has managed to get three
bins placed in strategic spots in the community.
There is one behind the Harmon Law Office Building on
Main Street, another at the Mt. Nebo Market, and a third
behind the city building.
"I am pretty excited," said Nielsen.
She and her mother, Stacie, attended city council
meeting to explain about the bins and how they are to be
"The lids are locked but each bin has a slot where the
papers and phone books can be inserted into the bins," said
She said that there are instructions on each of the
bins as to the type of paper which can be recycled.
No plastic should be put inside. Therefore, if
newspapers are put in plastic grocery bags to transport them
to the bin sites, they should be removed from the plastic
before being put in the bin.
Nielsen said that bins will also be placed at the
schools in Nephi.
"Scott McKay (a local science teacher) is also
excited," said Nielsen. "He has been taking paper to Utah
County to recycle."
The bins, brought to the community by a commercial
recycler, Ready Therm, will be emptied by the company.
It is hoped, said Nielsen, that they will be well-used
so they can stay in the city.
Chad Brough, mayor, said the Senior Citizens would be
happy to hear that there were now paper recycling bins
"Whenever we talk to the Senior Citizens," he said,
"that is one of their concerns."
Brent Bowles, council member, said he was also happy
to have the bins in the community and also hoped they would
"We are getting close to capacity at our land-fill and
this will help a lot," he said.
In addition, he said, the more that is hauled to the
landfill on a weekly basis, the higher the standards set by
the government become. Perhaps this will help so that does
If capacity is reached, then it will require more
expense for taxpayers, he said.