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Idaho AGC Teams Up with Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership

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Idaho AGC and the U.S. Green Building Council have again teamed up with the Idaho Youth Education Recycling Partnership (iYERP) to present the annual environmental stewardship awards for 2013.

The John William Jackson Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation will present its 2013 metal recycling results at iYERP’s 4th Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards Ceremony on Feb. 20 at the Lyle Pearson’s Mercedes-Benz Showroom, Boise.    

iYERP and its recycling partners realized a significant increase in metal recycling revenue in 2013 which totaled $103,000 compared with $74,000 the year before. The record results are 21 percent above the previous high ($85,000) reached in 2011. The higher-than-forecasted revenue will allow the Fund to increase grant awards in 2014 to at least $130,000, a $10,000 increase over last year’s grant total.

" iYERP’s mission is to advance responsible environmental stewardship on construction projects throughout the state.  More than one million pounds of scrap metal (ferrous, non-ferrous and e-waste) was recycled and kept out of our landfills.  iYERP could not achieve these results without the encouragement and support of its many partners." said Bill "Action" Jackson, vice president, development.  

Important Note:  iYERP is dedicating the awards ceremony and 2013 metal recycling campaign in memory of Todd Wolf, a Pacific Steel & Recycling employee, who lost his life in an accident.  Over the years, Todd and his fellow Pacific colleagues have provided the transportation support and recycling containers for iYERP.  Pacific’s partnership with iYERP is one of the reasons for its success. 

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