By Mike Harris – Special to the Alpine Mountaineer
Closed since Goodwin’s Market’s roof collapsed in early March, Mountain Communities Recycle Center has found a way to again serve residents who need to recycle their aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
The recycle center had to close operations, partly because the business was receiving its electrical connection from Goodwin’s but also because Goodwin’s insurance provider wouldn’t let the public have access to the Goodwin’s property and access to the recycling center.
Ron Carroll, and his wife, Taffe, spoke with San Moritz Realty’s owner/broker, Gregg Grant, about using his office’s parking lot on Lake Drive on Sundays to offer recycling services to the community.
“We’ve really been looking for a place where we could operate, but without much luck,” Ron Carroll told the Alpine Mountaineer. “Then I got the idea that San Moritz Realty has been closed on Sundays, so I spoke with Gregg about using his parking lot. Gregg thought about it and said yes.”
San Moritz Realty is across the street from Goodwin’s and where the Carrolls have been operating their recycling center next to Goodwin’s.
“I thought about it, and I said let’s try it,” Grant said. “We are doing this to help the community.”
The Carrolls started recycling operations again on Sunday, June 11, but bad weather and fog kept traffic down. Better weather the following Sunday had good response from the community.
“We won’t be recycling on Sunday, July 2, because of the Fourth of July celebrations,” Carroll said, “but we’ll be back the following Sunday.”